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Old 12-06-2001, 11:04 PM   #1
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Some Problems Fixed


Okay, I got Win2k and Linux to work now, but I don't want to have to use this boot disk...

Is there some simple process that will let me choose when i'm booting up? More than that, though, I want to do away with this boot disk...

--Tim A.

P.S. Red Hat 7.1, 16 meg boot partition (hda2), win2k partition (hda1), and linux partition (hda4).
 
Old 12-07-2001, 02:28 AM   #2
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you can install either lilo or grub as your boot loader.. or i am sure there is a way to use w2k and boot to either linux or w2k.. check out the boot howto's at www.linuxdoc.org lots of documentation there about ways of dual booting without using a floppy boot disk.
 
Old 12-07-2001, 10:22 AM   #3
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The How-To's all deal with setting up lilo/ntloader when you're first installing linux. While I could try to improvise it based on that, I would rather not risk making either of my OS's unbootable. If you know of a document that tells how to make an install of linux that boots off a boot disk start booting off of the HD, I would be grateful. Thanks!
 
Old 12-07-2001, 06:25 PM   #4
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To dual boot you need to have a boot loader that can boot both systems on the MBR, so the previous post was the correct answer. What you need to do is create a boot/rescue disk for each system and set up the boot loader as outlined in the How-Too.
 
Old 12-08-2001, 05:56 AM   #5
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