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Old 06-06-2004, 03:33 PM   #1
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Bootdisk during Mandrake 10 Official Install?!

Hello all. Newbie here.

I'm trying to create a dualboot setup of Windows 2000 Pro and Mandrake 10 Official, booting from the Windows NTLDR. I've read a ton of tutorials on the web that all make it sound so easy, yet I can't get the darn thing to work.

The problem I'm having is that the tutorials all say to install the LILO bootloader to the first Linux extension (hda5 for me), not the MBR. Then you are supposed to create a bootdisk near the end of the Linux install that will allow you to boot into Linux, where you copy the Linux boot sector onto a floppy. Finally, you copy this boot sector file to the C: and edit the Windows boot.ini file to include an option for booting to Linux.

The PROBLEM I am having with all of this is that at no point during the Mandrake install do I see the option to create the boot disk. Am I missing something?

The way my partitions are setup is like so (on one 200gb drive):

C: - 8GB - FAT32 - Windows 2000 Pro
hda5 - 100MB - Linux Ext3 - /boot
hda6 - 512MB - Linux Swap - swap
hda7 - 5GB - Linux Ext3 - / (root)
hda8 - 30GB - Linux Ext3 - /home

The remaining 146GB is unallocated. I'm testing on this 200GB drive to get it all working before I do it on the 80GB one I plan to finally have all my OSes and programs on. The 200 will then be used just for data.

Old 06-06-2004, 09:08 PM   #2
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