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Old 09-19-2002, 11:31 AM   #1
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dual boot - Win2K/RH 7.3 on separate HDs

I have a machine with a 40gb IDE HD that has Win2K on it, plus 3 other partitions. I have a 9gb SCSI HD where I plan to instal RH 7.3.

My question is how do I get them to dual boot? Also how do I install RH? Just boot to the CD and tell it I want to install to /dev/sda? (Is that in Workstation install or in Custom install or will either one ask me?) That part I understand. I plan to scrap whatever is currently on the SCSI drive and repartition/reformat it.

The part that I'm confused on is how do I set up the boot process? Do I set my bios to boot to SCSI and use LILO to boot to either or do I boot to the IDE (single master) and set up the boot on it?

I've heard that installing LILO to the MBR messes up booting to Win2K, but another post mentioned that the newest version supports booting to Win2K. So should I install LILO to the MBR on the IDE HD or on the boot partition of the SCSI?

And another thing - How do I set up (edit) LILO to boot Win2K as the default if I don't happen to select an OS before the timeout occurs?

All the help would be appreciated!
Old 09-19-2002, 12:06 PM   #2
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For your case, both LILo and the NT loader should work however. It's up to you to use either one. If you choose to use NT loader, just remember install LILO on the sda1 not the MBR, and remember to create the Redhat bootdisk (this is important).
Old 09-19-2002, 12:14 PM   #3
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Found this link, it certainly helps
Old 09-20-2002, 05:34 PM   #4
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i have a similar sstem but i prefer GRUBE to LILO
install it on your part not MBR and create a bootdisk like w/ LILO
Worked just fine on my Network (4 WS)


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