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Old 10-02-2001, 11:22 AM   #1
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Question 2 Hard Drives

I have two hard drives in my computer. One is the master and has Win 98 OS. On the slave drive, I installed Red Hat LINUX 7.1. The problem is, I have no way to get to LINUX except for unplugging the master drive and making the slave drive the master drive. Even if I go into the CMOS and tell the computer to boot from the second drive it doesn't work. I guess the second drive has to be the master drive. Any suggestions?
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two optinos afaik

a) ahem... use the boot disk that you DID create on the lniux installation... you did create it didn't you? well if not you should be able to run mkbootdisk (i think) and then manually edit the syslinux file on the disk to point to the location where the drive is going to be as 2nd.

b) install lilo. read the howto.
Old 10-05-2001, 07:36 AM   #3
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Use the bootdisk you have made during the install and boot with the option


(assuming the linux drive is slave, and linux lives at partition 1)

If the kernel version of your bootdisk doesn't match the one on your linux install it will throw lots of failed module dependency warnings at you, but just ignore them.

Then, edit /etc/lilo.conf and assure yourself that linux is booted from /dev/hdb1 (again, assuming the linux drive is slave, and linux lives at partition 1)

save lilo.conf and as root, run lilo

it should display something like

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