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Old 02-15-2005, 08:23 PM   #1
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boot manager

I have FC3 installed on on HD and XP on a separate HD. What program can anyone recommend that will give me the opition of booting from either HD at start up.
Old 02-15-2005, 08:27 PM   #2
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Well, I only use lilo as a boot manager these days, and grub is much the same. There are others out there, but I see no reason to go beyond lilo or grub for a simple dual boot. But in a dual boot you must install the OS's correctly, XP first and then FC3 on the next drive second. That's the easy way.

Edit: Some bios's will have options to let you boot either drive also...

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Old 02-15-2005, 08:32 PM   #3
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thanks for the info
Old 02-15-2005, 08:44 PM   #4
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Yes the recommended thing is installing first winXP and after that installing your linux distro (or distros)... But if you want your windows installed on the fifth partition (/dev/hda5) , there is no problem.. It just won't configure the boot manager automatically.. this is my case.. I also thought win should be on the first partition, just made some tests and changed some settings of the boot manager, an it worked fine..

I don't like the idea of win as a primary OS..

I wonder.. doesn't FC3 install a boot manager during the installation of the distro?
if not, let me now..
because it should have been installed already...


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