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Old 11-02-2001, 07:20 PM   #1
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Question Dual booting Windows XPerimental and Enigma (RH7.2)


I have a brand new box which runs Win XPerimental, and I'd like to dual boot it with Enigma. I'm something of a windows virgin so I could use some pointers on how to do this without completely trashing the Win side.

Feel free to be very explicit and insult my intelligence.
 
Old 11-03-2001, 02:07 AM   #2
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Re: Dual booting Windows XPerimental and Enigma (RH7.2)

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Originally posted by dev-sda7
I have a brand new box which runs Win XPerimental,
I like that


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and I'd like to dual boot it with Enigma. I'm something of a windows virgin so I could use some pointers on how to do this without completely trashing the Win side.
There's no such thing as a "Window Virgin", by definition they are all screwed


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Feel free to be very explicit and insult my intelligence.
Never!

But I will suggest going to:

http://www.xosl.org

and checking them out.


Are you talking about this enigma?

http://www.xat.nl/enigma/

(it's an OS?)


But if you had linux installed, it should be a rather simple matter of adding an entry for WinXP, and an "other" entry for enigma.

Ask this guy (Leif):

http://www.computing.net/windowsxp/w...orum/4575.html


John
 
Old 11-03-2001, 01:49 PM   #3
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Re: Re: Dual booting Windows XPerimental and Enigma (RH7.2)

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Originally posted by rootboy

There's no such thing as a "Window Virgin", by definition they are all screwed
I hear ya!

Thanks for the pointers. I'll check out the links.

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Are you talking about this enigma?

http://www.xat.nl/enigma/
Enigma is the cute codename for Redhat 7.2.

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But if you had linux installed, it should be a rather simple matter of adding an entry for WinXP, and an "other" entry for enigma.
Yeah, if I had Linux installed already I'd be on familiar ground! Trying to get there without being too XPerimental.
 
Old 11-04-2001, 05:26 PM   #4
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Ok, I'll reply to my own post...
  • Resized the XP/NTFS partition with Partition Magic 7.0.
  • Installed Redhat 7.2 on the freed disk space.
  • Put GRUB in /dev/hda3 (instead of the MBR).
Bottom line: Both XP and RH7.2 boots fine, the latter off a bootdisk (for now). The whole process was very painless.

Now all I need to figure out is either how to get the XP bootloader to allow me to boot up RH (that's not this forum, eh?
) or if it's "safe" to put GRUB in the MBR and use it to boot both XP and RH?
 
Old 11-04-2001, 05:52 PM   #5
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This link might help you get your xp boot loader to boot linux.
 
Old 11-04-2001, 08:27 PM   #6
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Re: Re: Re: Dual booting Windows XPerimental and Enigma (RH7.2)

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Enigma is the cute codename for Redhat 7.2.
Oh, no wonder

Check out what "Linuxcool" suggests, it looks like the way to go.


John
 
Old 11-04-2001, 11:32 PM   #7
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Originally posted by linuxcool
This link might help you get your xp boot loader to boot linux.
Yeah, this works like a charm! (I googled my way to that page!)

Just to keep this thread self-contained, here's the solution (using the XP bootloader):[list=1][*]linux dd if=/dev/hda3 bs=512 count=1 of=/mnt/floppy/enigma.bin[*]XP Copy a:\enigma.bin to c:\enigma.bin[*]XP Add c:\enigma.bin="Enigma" to BOOT.INI[/list=1]
Step 1 extracts the x86 boot sector from the place GRUB placed it.

Step 3: Start menu -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Advanced -> Startup and Recovery -> EDIT startup options.

Thanks for all the pointers.
 
Old 11-05-2001, 06:31 PM   #8
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You're welcome.
 
Old 11-06-2001, 01:07 AM   #9
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Works for win2k as well

For psterity's sake, I used the same process to setup the dual boot with RH 7.2 and win2k. It works great.

Mark
 
  


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