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Old 12-24-2001, 03:00 PM   #1
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BOOT Problem

OK, yes I am a dumb ass....I have a 30 Gig hard drive and decided i will install linux Red Hat 7.2 on the same hard drive as WINXP but on different partitions. Win XP is on C-Drive with 20 GIG and Linux is On 2nd partition with 10 GIG. I installed linux and it is now the defult loader and soes not give me the option to load XP. I am a complete Linux idiot...I just installed it to learn a little about it.

Please Help,

I want to be able to dual boot.
Old 12-24-2001, 11:16 PM   #2
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vi /etc/lilo.conf

first,fdisk ,see your hda? of WinXP
add the following :
root = /dev/hda?
table = /dev/hda
Old 12-25-2001, 05:16 AM   #3
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I say, would he need to type (as root)
/sbin/lilo to initiate it?

Just a thought


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Old 12-26-2001, 12:12 AM   #4
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I also dualboot. I found it easiest to let the boot.ini file handle the process. Also when installing don't write to the MBR.

Here's the link that walks you step-by-step.

good luck
Old 12-26-2001, 06:19 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone, got it to work!!!


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