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Old 03-02-2003, 11:23 PM   #16
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I too have RH 8.0 dual booted with w2k. For reference, GRUB didn't want to work at all, but LILO started right up with no issues. I had loaded w2k first and loaded RH afterwards.

I have a different issue which the assembled faithful may be able to help with. I can't seem to convince RedHat that it's okay to write on the W2K file system. I mount it with this entry in /etc/fstab:

/dev/hda1 /w2k ntfs posix=1,uid=501 1 2

My non-root user is 501. Yet if I try to do anything in this file system I get the following results:

$ touch trash
touch: creating `trash': Read-only file system

The only difference if I'm root is the hash prompt.

Other stuff...

# df -k .
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 25599544 5940836 19658708 24% /w2k

# mount
...
/dev/hda1 on /w2k type ntfs (rw,posix=1,uid=501)

Ideas?

cwk
 
Old 03-02-2003, 11:27 PM   #17
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Writing to NTFS is experimental at best.

You'd need to recompile a 2.4.20 kernel to enable this function. I've never heard of anyone doing it.
 
Old 03-03-2003, 01:50 AM   #18
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OK it worked but it didn't.. I got linux back up.. But I had to blow it out and start over.. then when linux installed it busted Win2k.. So now I blew it all out, just reinstalled Win2k and I am going to start over in the morning.. I will use just two parititions on the drive and try to follow all of these steps.. I have already lost the info I was trying to save so now I will do it just to prove to myself that I can, and so that I can still use linux and win2k.. It's been a challenge.. Any more suggestions now that I am starting from scratch??

JT
 
Old 03-03-2003, 02:59 AM   #19
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Dude!

It should be so easy!
Install win2k first.
Then install redHat with grub on the mbr. It WILL write to the mbr, temporarily making win2k unusable. Then surf to my site (in my sig) and add the lines from my grub.conf file (the line concerning Windows NTFS) to yours. When you reboot your computer, you'll have the option to start either redHat or win2k.
Put win2k on the first partition. Then make 3 more partitions for Linux. 100Mb for /boot, a big one for /, and then 2x(your RAM) for /swap.
RedHat SHOULD be seeing windows and set this up automagically, if it's not, fix it as I've outlined above.
Once you have win2k on one partition, and redHat on another (along with /boot and swap) you shouldn't have to reinstall anything. It's just a matter of configuration.
Post back....
 
Old 03-03-2003, 03:08 AM   #20
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Will do

I hear ya.. Sounds easy if you can start from scratch which is what I will do.. I am going to blow it all clean in the morning so I can partition it out like you outlined.. Let's hope that Grub just seeings everything saving me the effort..lol.. Well we will see.. ha ha.. Thanks for the info and help.. I will reply tomorrow letting you know how it went..

JT
 
  


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