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Old 01-05-2004, 03:35 PM   #16
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My [Me/2K/RH9] and my [XP/M9.2] boxes work fine using lilo and grub (i havent tried using windows bootloader for fear it would make a mess) But if you have related problems here's more info:

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Old 01-05-2004, 08:14 PM   #17
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Originally posted by LinuxBie
How can I create a Linux Boot Disk ? I want to boot into my linux via a floppy and see if it works at first place?
I think there is a "BOOTDISK HOW-TO" on that hopefully isn't too far out of date.

What distro are you running? You should be able to boot on your install disk and issue a boot parameter like "root=/dev/hda2" and have it go right into your hard drive's root file system. You might read instructions related to "rescue disk" procedures.
Old 01-12-2004, 05:37 AM   #18
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use two HD's

I found the easiest way to dual boot is to use two drives. I have 2 20 GB hd's, one for windowsXP and one for RedHat9. I have the linux drive as Primary Master IDE and booting to GRUB, was a breeze to get grub to boot Windows.
Old 02-10-2004, 11:18 PM   #19
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i think just installing windows (98, XP or both) before installing linux will do the right job. Just follow the order: win98, winXP, linux. 98 will first write the MBR, then XP will modify it to accomodate both 98 and itself.

Finally, when u install linux, select grub as the boot loader (default in RH 8, 9) and install it on the MBR itself - works perfectly for me (i'v installed it many times using this approach on my pc as well as on several of my friends - and never find any probs). I tried not installing grub on the MBR once, and it gave some errors (don't even remember them now).

grub gives u two options at boot time - to load linux or the win boot loader. it 's a breeze then to boot into whatever OS.

hope that helps
Old 02-11-2004, 02:20 AM   #20
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my dual boot works using lilo. i know theres grub which is recommended, but my screen was covered in ascii art whenever i tried it. look at this thread. I have used lilo instead of grub, but a 1337 linuxer will be able to assist you to do the same. basically, windwoes needs to think its the primary master. one of those winblowze things.


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