I know variants of the issue has been treated, I couldn’t get a way round the various suggestions to get this up and running
I wonder if anyone can help me. I have been fascinated with Linux or a while, and recently installed Red Hat advanced Server 2.1 on my laptop, intending to dual boot with a previously installed Windows XP. The installation was smooth…with no installation issues, however I lost sight of a crucial step….where I am supposed to have installed the MBR in the /boot, but went through the installation and suspect that the MBR of the Windows was overwritten.
Now, My experience after the installation is that I can boot into the Red Hat AS2.1 without an issue, but have not been able to either select Windows XP nor boot into the OS, despite booting with my Windows bootable CD. I get an option to install/repair the installed windows XP. I have modified the /etc/lilo.conf as suggested on many sites, and this hasn’t worked despite rebooting.
I couldn’t attempt the fixboot or fdisk fixmbr, as bootable CD won’t allow to get to the command prompt.
I have tried all I know and have seen on the site. I would appreciate any step-wise assistance from anyone who can locate where I am on the installation radar, either posted here or mailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance.