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Old 06-21-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
Stanley George
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RH9 and winXP - no bootloader screen

hi all,
i have a sony vaio pcg-grx550.

i have windows xp pre-installed. i installed RH9. installation was smooth.

linux is in a 5GB partition created using partition magic 8, at the end of my hard drive.

the problem is, it does not show the bootloader screen. it directly boots into XP.

i do not have a floppy drive yet.

thank you very much for your time.

Old 06-21-2003, 10:48 PM   #2
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can your bios boot beyond the 1024 cluster range ? (if no .... use a 100 Mbyte boot partition within this range)
(sounds stupid question, just chekcing ... I have seen this before) did you install any bootloader ?
Do you have any BIOS MBR (Master Boot Record) protection activated ?

If it directly boots the winxp bootloader, the boot loader wasn't successfully installed on the MBR ... .double check this
Old 06-23-2003, 10:19 AM   #3
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Also, If you installed the boot loader in the boot sector of the Linux partition rather than the MBR make sure you have reset the boot flag to the linux partition.



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