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Old 05-13-2005, 04:26 AM   #1
pawan dalmia
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Post Dual Boot Windows and Linux

Hi List
I have Intel box with dual boot Windows 98 and windows 2000. I have purchased new HDD(Hard Disk) want to install Enterprise Red Hat Linux3.Is it possible i can boot linux from floopy and continue with windows as default O/S.If this is not possible then what should i do so that i have option to choose O/S win98, linux,win 2000

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Re: Dual Boot Windows and Linux

Don't be afraid of installing Linux just try it ones, boot from the first installation CD, select your native lang. to feel comfortable, and when U come to the poin of selecting "the LinuxLoader"%-) (LiLo or Grub) select any of them and point your favourite OS as "default"
the OS loader can be installed anywhere, including Floppy
And don't forget TO HAVE FUN
Old 05-13-2005, 08:17 AM   #3
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I am having a dual boot on both my laptop and desktop really and yes mine does load up Grub and defaults on Windows but if i choose Linux it'll startup Linux. So yeah you can have a default on windows. The reason why I have dual boot is coz my parents are using the computer as well and they are happy with Windows. Hehe
Old 05-18-2005, 01:56 AM   #4
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Hi Pawan,

I have a similar problem. But first , some help for you. I have two separate discs one for Linux and one for Windows. I have installed Linux (Red Hat 9.0) on one disc and Win98 (Cand Win2k( D: & Eon the other. I am using GRUB as Boot Loader.

On booting I see the GRUB Menu which gives me a choice of "Linux" or "Windows".

BTW you need to modify the GRUB.conf file (/boot/GRUB/) to get the above options. You will get the necessary info if you visit the GRUB homepage. Also you need to change the boot sequence of your hard disc to ensure that the Linux HDD is your first disc.

On choosing Linux i am able to boot into Linux, when i choose Windows i get the Windows boot loader menu. This is where my trouble starts- if i choose Windows2000 i get the "ntoskrnl.exe missing or corrupt..." error, if i choose Windows 98 my system hangs!!.

Need help in booting windows.


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