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Old 04-10-2002, 09:34 AM   #1
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win2k red hat 7.2 dual boot probs

apologies to those who have already seen this post in the Installation forum....

I am trying to dual boot with win2k and Red Hat 7.2 but whenever I try to boot into Linux (via win2k boot loader), I just get a blinking cursor....

I have a 20 gig hd, and my my win2k partition is only about 5 gigs...following that I have (in order) a boot partition (24M), root partition (~5 G), and FAT32 partition (~9 G).

I created a dump of the linux boot sector, "bootsect.lnx" (as instructed by books and websites), copied it to the windows c:\ drive, and modified the boot.ini file. This procedure worked for me when I was using Red Hat 7.1, but for some reason, all I get now when I try it w/ 7.2 is the blinking cursor....can somebody explain to me what is going on/ how to fix this? Does it have anything to do w/ Linear Mode/SCSI drives? b.t.w. I installed LILO (not GRUB) on the boot partition...

any help would be much appreciated....
Old 04-10-2002, 11:01 AM   #2
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apologies to those who have already seen this post in the Installation forum....
Please, don't double post. If no-one seems to be replying to your original post, and you can't find anything already on the forums that helps, then at the very least post a reply to the original so that it again pops up at the top of people's 'New Posts' list.

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