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Old 08-22-2001, 07:33 AM   #1
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Unhappy dual boot win2k/rh 6.2


wassup,

can any 1 help in dual booting my 20gb hd.

i have already installed win2k an i have used up all the space.

12gb c:
8gb d:

i wanna use the 8gb for linux.
 
Old 08-22-2001, 10:01 AM   #2
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start the linux install and when it comes to partition, just wipe out the 8 gig and install it there... though a bit of warning.. since win2k is on the first part of the drive. and way past the 1024 cylinder. most likely you will need to boot linux with a bootdisk so be sure to create one during the install...
 
Old 08-22-2001, 10:10 AM   #3
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Re: dual boot win2k/rh 6.2

ok 1 more little itsy bitsy problem where do i install linux on the mbr or 1st sector of the root part. and should i have to install lilo.

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Old 08-22-2001, 10:18 AM   #4
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ummm... being that you have win2k already installed, it is possible to have it so win2k to boot linux... you should just install lilo to the first sector of the /root or /boot...etc... since if you don't setup win2k to boot up linux, then you will be booting by floppy to get into linux.
you can read the howto's to get win2k to get linux going if you go that route.
 
Old 08-22-2001, 10:23 AM   #5
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this thread might be of help if you use the windows loader to boot to linux http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ght=win2K+2000
 
Old 08-22-2001, 10:27 AM   #6
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Re: Re: dual boot win2k/rh 6.2

one last "Q" since i will be booting lilo through a floppy,
will i be able to acess win2k.
for eg: when lilo appears i have to type linux or dos rite. so it if enter dos will win2k boot.

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Old 08-22-2001, 10:34 AM   #7
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i guess if you set it up properly its possible.. if you have win2k pointed in the right direction in lilo on the floppy.
 
Old 08-22-2001, 11:54 AM   #8
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Re: Re: Re: dual boot win2k/rh 6.2

so i dont wanna take any risk as i got some imp skool work running on 2k.

can u pleeeeeaaaaaase help on directing win2k in lilo.

as i havent installed linux as yet.

maifa boy
 
Old 08-22-2001, 06:09 PM   #9
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well the safe thing to do then... is just install linux, don't install lilo to the MBR, create a floppy to boot into linux.

so you boot up your computer.. no floppy, it loads win2k automatically, anyone computer stupid won't even know linux is on there.
you boot up and have the floppy disk in, it will boot to linux.

that is how that would work for you.
 
Old 08-23-2001, 06:07 PM   #10
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Get the latest RH and you won't have to worry about the 1024 limit... I have a box with two HDs.. The first is win2k the second RH7.1 I installed win2k on the first drive.. then RH7.1 on the second drive. Fisrt HD is hda second is hdc... When installing Linux the section of the install that sets up lilo found the win2k stuff and worked perfectly with it..

In your situation, make sure that when you are partioning the drive, you leave the win2k slice (partition) alone. Also, back up any school work that is important.. then even if you do screw up, you have the work...
 
Old 08-30-2001, 10:38 AM   #11
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teller_30...red hat

I have 2 HDs, first one has W2K and I want to instal Red Hat 7.1 on the second. During the install process When I choose what partitions I want, it sees both hard drives but it won't let me select HDB and make changes to it, it only lets me alter HDA which is NOT what i want to do since that has my W2K on it.

How do I get around this and partition the second drive to install Red hat there?

Thanks from the newbie
 
Old 08-30-2001, 04:22 PM   #12
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Cool dual boot thing... second drive and all

While running the redhat install program... you should come to a point where you are going to need to partition your drives. On the first screen dealing with this, you are going to begiven three choices.

Auto Partition
Manually partition with Disk Druid
Manually partition with Fdisk

Choose the second one... Disk Druid. The other two will mess ya up big time. Auto, because it will rewrite everything and Fdisk because you really have to know exactly what you are doing to use it.

When you get to the Disk Druid screen, your screen will be devided into top and bottom sections. The top section will show you your drive and partitions that currently exist on your system. hda thru hda* will be anything on the primary master drive. hdb thru hdb* will be the primary slave. hdc thru hdb* will be secondary master and hdd thru hdd* will be secondary slave.

Beneath this listing there will be as series of buttons with choices like 'add' 'edit' etc...

Okay, select the drive on the top that is your target for linux... sounds like that is hdb. When that is selected, click the edit button. Then divide up your drive into the slices that you want. When you are done with that, you'll get back to screen with all your drives and partitions listed. You can review everything, to make sure you didn't screw up, and then you can go onto the next screen where you will format the drive... this is where all the changes are made...

Next continue on with the istallation.

Finally, goto
http://www.redhat.com/support/manual...install-guide/

For a comprehensive guide to installing Redhat.
 
Old 08-30-2001, 10:43 PM   #13
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teller

I did exactly whatyou said and chose disk druid and it showed me partitions on my HDA (W2K) and my HDB drives. I could not select the HDB in order to partition it, it only allowed me to do things to HDA which I did not want to touch in any way.

So the issue is that I get to the proper screen, except I am unable to select the HDB drive in order to partition it.

Any ideas? All your help is much appreciated.
 
Old 08-30-2001, 11:31 PM   #14
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Is hdb already partitioned? It may be that rh7.1 doesn't want any partitions on hdb or that it wants free space available to partition. This is just a guess.
 
Old 08-31-2001, 12:47 PM   #15
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hmmm

Well... It should be letting you select the second drive and editting it.

1. Experiment around with things. See what you can do by trying different things.. Just don't make any changes until you know for sure that it is what you want.

2. Take the 1st harddrive off the chain... Just pull the IDE cable off of it. Then see if disk driud will let you format the second one? You'll have to put the 1st drive back in before you do the actual install, however.

3. Make sure you have the latest disrtro of RH... 7.1.
 
  


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