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Old 08-25-2003, 11:46 AM   #1
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Dual Booting

I am running a laptop with windows server 03'. I have partitioned my drive and installed red hat 9. I would like to dual boot. I don't know how to do it. Any advice?
Old 08-25-2003, 12:19 PM   #2
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Try adding this entry to grub.conf:
title windows server 03
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

You may need to change the rootnoverify line to match your partition layout.
Old 08-25-2003, 12:58 PM   #3
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First install your windows,delete one partition for your linux.
After you install RH, I think grub can dualbooting your system automaticly.

Old 08-25-2003, 01:29 PM   #4
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Did you install a Linux bootloader - if so, which one ?
Old 08-25-2003, 04:47 PM   #5
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you have server 2003 running on a laptop? why?
Old 08-25-2003, 06:22 PM   #6
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Dual Booting

I have installed Lilo. I can boot to both separately(redhat, using the foppy). But, I don't always have my floppy drive with me. I have tried to copy the bootsect.lnx file to a floppy and puting it on my c: drive, and editing my boot.ini. All I get when I do this is a blinking cursor(when choosing linux in my os choice screen).

I windows server 03' on my laptop because I am traveling a lot and I am learning server 03' while on the road.


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