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Old 11-23-2002, 07:32 AM   #1
Dougall
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win2k dual boot


i had win98 and redhat 7.3 on dual boot. i installed win2k over 98 but when i boot up the grub boot loader is still there. and it wont load windows. any advice please
 
Old 11-23-2002, 08:11 AM   #2
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so what do ui want to do? get rid of GRUB or have GRUB load windows?

To remove GRUB, you'll need to use your Windows startup disk (with the fdisk command). Once in the A:\, run this:

fdisk /mbr

If you can get into Linux, you need to edit /etc/grub.conf as root and then make sure that it has these lines (assuming that Windows is in the first partitionof the first IDE drive):

title windoze
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

save the file and reboot to test the changes.
 
Old 03-02-2003, 12:59 PM   #3
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OK guys I am having the same problem.. well sorta.. I was running Red Hat 8.0 on my laptop.. I decided to install Win2k on an extra partition I had been saving in case I needed it.. sounds good so far right.. Well the Win2k messed up the Linux boot partition.. ;( So how do I get that back. Can I use the Red Hat install disk.. will that kill win2k?
 
Old 03-02-2003, 09:33 PM   #4
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http://jetblackz.freeservers.com/Con...tiBooting.html

Give lilo a shot. I've been multi-booting using lilo for ages.
 
Old 03-02-2003, 10:49 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by jt99jt
OK guys I am having the same problem.. well sorta.. I was running Red Hat 8.0 on my laptop.. I decided to install Win2k on an extra partition I had been saving in case I needed it.. sounds good so far right.. Well the Win2k messed up the Linux boot partition.. ;( So how do I get that back. Can I use the Red Hat install disk.. will that kill win2k?
i think win2k gets installed in only the primary partition
that means if your linux partition was primary one it may have been formatted by your win2k install
to check if this has happened
boot from your cd into the rescue mode
type fdisk /dev/hda (or b,c,d)-on which way your motherboard is connected to your harddisk(ide)
or /dev/sda(scsi)
and then p
if it still shows your linux partition
you can reinstall lilo /grub
how to do that-?
just search this forum and you will get your answers
coz there are lot of problems like yours
 
  


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