Originally posted by UltimaGuy
You have to install the boot loader into your primary hdd, and then you can boot into both OS . You have not specified whether you use GRUB or LILO. Specify it and we can try to help you.
Also, you have not specified how you installed mandrake, whether booting that hdd as primary or secondary, as this is also important.
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thanks for the reply back. I booted from the cdrom for installation of Mandrake. What happened was I had win2000 already installed on one harddrive. I took that one out and then seperately installed another harddrive by itself and that one I put Mandrake on. At this time I am not using GRUB or LILO. I had someone tell me that I could put my win2k as my master and my linux as my slave after mandrake installation and then choose it in the bios as to which one I wanted to boot. Obvioulsy that won't work.
So in starting from scratch which would be the proper way to do this? Do I leave my win2k hardrive as master, put in the secondary formatted drive as slave. Start win2k then put the mandrake cd in and install it to the secondary and then install LILO when prompted?
Thanks for the help...sorry to be such a novice. I want to learn and I realize I have alot to learn. I just installed mandrake for the heck of it and It really sparked my interest.