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Old 11-20-2003, 10:43 PM   #1
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dual boot xp & rh9/Mandrake9 problem

this is the current setup:
first 80GB already installed with XP using NTFS, next 40GB not allocated yet.

how can i install the rh9/Mandrake9 on the unallocated space without killing the XP or reinstalling the whole XP?

Old 11-20-2003, 11:42 PM   #2
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You will not have problems with dualbooting RH with XP. I've been doing it for sometime now. When installing RH9, the installer will ask you where to install and which bootloader to use. Although Lilo is more popular, I found Grub to be easier to use. Tell the RH installer to automatically format, keep the current partition but use free (unallocated) space. It'll then show you the layout of the drive, and let you continue on installing.

I tried to install Mandrake 9.2 the other day on a win2k box using grub, but I found it wouldn't boot into win after installation. It was a test box so the results didn't matter. One thing I noticed about Mandrake, it didn't have as much detail during the install as I'd like to have seen.

Happy installing!
Old 11-21-2003, 02:36 AM   #3
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I tried to install Mandrake 9.2 the other day on a win2k box using grub, but I found it wouldn't boot into win after installation.

All you need to edit your grub.conf file, then run /etc/grub --verbose and reboot. You can check the tldp site for HOW-TO go about it.

I had a similar problem, only difference was that I was using LILO instead of grub. I modified the /etc/lilo.conf file and then I had the prompt for Windows & Linux on re-booting.


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