LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-16-2003, 01:22 AM   #1
rakriege
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: San Deigo, CA
Distribution: FC3, Win2k Server, XP Pro & 2003 Server
Posts: 198

Rep: Reputation: 30
DUAL BOOT Those machines


I m reading so many people's treads that are having issues with Windows and linux...get the best of both worlds, dual boot you machines..If done properly when PC starts you will have a choice to load either Windows or linux....
........INSTRUCTIONS...........................................................................
First load Windows preferably on a Fat 32 partition,that way you'll be able to access that drive and all of its contents from Linux with no problems...

Leave at least 4 to 8 Gigs free on the disk partition for Linux, more if you like. If Windows is already installed, use a utility such as Partition Magic 7.0 (its easy, takes 7 min.) to resize your existing hard drive.
......Now Linux, Redhat 9.0 works well with Win XP........................
change your Bios to boot from CDROM, insert RH install CD in CDROM and restart the PC..

when RH ask for partition choice choose AUTOMATICALLY PARTITION (easiest for the newbies)

Choose to KEEP EXISTING PART IONS

Choose Grub Loader

Make sure you choose HDA2 (not the first HDA, it got Windows)

When it shows the hda's @ the bottom choose to modify hda1 and relabel it Win 98..XP or....? This is not necessary but when PC boots it will give you the choice or Red Hat or Windows, if you don't choose this step it will say Red Hat and DOS

choose to KEEP EXISTING MBR !!!!

at the bottom you will see both hda's w/ a check box by them, MAKE SURE LINUX IS CHECKED DEFAULT !!!!!! (CONT>>)

Last edited by rakriege; 10-16-2003 at 02:17 AM.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 01:24 AM   #2
rakriege
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: San Deigo, CA
Distribution: FC3, Win2k Server, XP Pro & 2003 Server
Posts: 198

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
And continue with your install..

its that easy



PS I may have missed a step or misplace the order..but you'll figure it out with this info, if not let me know
 
Old 10-16-2003, 01:35 AM   #3
rakriege
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: San Deigo, CA
Distribution: FC3, Win2k Server, XP Pro & 2003 Server
Posts: 198

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Keep this tread alive


reply
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem with dual boot/dual drive setup Norab Linux - Hardware 10 08-29-2005 04:13 PM
Fedora Core 3 Dual Boot, Dual Hard drives, Grub Boot Loader Denali03 Linux - Newbie 1 03-04-2005 02:44 PM
hOw to dual boot linux suse with a dual boot win98/xp pc walterkai SUSE / openSUSE 1 12-14-2004 06:04 PM
Advice (and some) Needed: Dual-HDD, Dual-Boot - Linux, WinXP elnomadkvn Linux - General 1 03-28-2004 11:11 AM
Newbie needs Mandrake/Win98 dual-HD, dual boot system design help... buddha Linux - Newbie 20 09-04-2003 09:57 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:52 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration