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Old 10-19-2001, 03:55 PM   #1
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Question Dual Boot Win2K & RedHat 7.1

I just wanted to check with y'all before I go and format my computer to see if the info. I found on-line is correct. I'm planning on making my Win2K machine dual boot with RedHat 7.1; I've already got Win2K installed, now from what I've read all I have to do is install RedHat on a differnt partition, load LILO on the first partition, not the MBR. Make a few edits to the LILO conf file and edit the boot.ini file in Win2K and that's it correct? So what actually happens is Win2K's boot loader loads first, then when I select Linux it starts up LILO on the other partition, correct? Please let me know if I've got this right as I do not wish to hose up my system for the weekend, there's some Wolfenstein to be played!! Thanks in Advance...

Old 10-19-2001, 04:20 PM   #2
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that sounds about right from almost everything i've read. but one thing, i advise AGAINST playing games on Win2k. It ain't pretty. most games now-a-days need to access the hardware on your sytem directly, Win2k doesn't allow that, so if you get into a part where there is a lot of movemnt and action. the frame rates go way down and it gets choppy.
Old 10-19-2001, 04:24 PM   #3
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Great, thanks for the reply; but I think I'll stick with Win2K for gaming... With the new nVidia drivers I clock better frame rates than Win98SE... Thanks Again!!


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