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Old 07-15-2002, 10:56 AM   #1
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Tripple Booting and using Linux for the first time?!?!?!?!

Hello all, Im a newbie to Linux but not to the wonderful world of PC's (and MACS for that matter). Ive tried many many times to install 98, 2k and Red Hat 7.1 and cant get it to boot correctly. Can someone specificly write the instructions to do this. Also after i install 7.1 is it possible to run the upgrade to 7.2 while in linux? Sorry if this is easy for some but i cant seem to get it and would much rather use linux then windows but im not familiar with it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old 07-15-2002, 12:20 PM   #2
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When there's NT, W2K or XP among Windows systems it's better to use Windows boot loader. There's HOWTO:
Old 07-15-2002, 02:49 PM   #3
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For one time I hat for testing purposes installed WinXP, Win98 and Slackware Linux 8.0.

First of all I have installed Win 98. After I installed WinXP and both of systems work propperly together. I have to mention that I installthem on two different fat32 partitions. Later I installed Slack Linux on a separate ext2 partition (of course there was extra linux swap partition). I had a little problem about it because I gave computer a wrong answer during setup. So it has bot Win's installed and Slack but it could only to boot Win's. I booted system from Slack install CD and during boot time told him to boot from HD (root=dev/hdx wher hdx is partition with Linux) I reconfigured /etc/lilo.conf start lilo and then it worked for me.

So, if you are instaling everything from the begining, this is, I think easyest way.

p.s. do not give the computer wrong answer when he ask you something...
Old 07-16-2002, 04:23 PM   #4
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My advice:
- divide HD to 5GB FAT32, 5GB NTFS, 5GB EXT2, 5GB FAT32 EXTENDED
- install Windows 98
- install Windows 2000 with bootloader on MBR
- install Linux with bootloader on /dev/hda3
Then do
Back up your files & favorites on Windows
Point My Doc to d:\my doc...
boot Linux to root
dd if=/dev/hda3 of=boot.lnx bs=512 count=1
cp boot.lnx /mnt/floppy
Boot Windows 98
copy boot.lnx c:\
edit boot.ini
After multi(0)..., add

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