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Old 03-09-2004, 02:45 PM   #1
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i have installed windows and redhat 9 on the same hard disk different partitions and i installed linux first, now no boot loader comes up for me to select an os but windows boots up automatically. Pls help, I use grub
Old 03-09-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
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i had the same prob, what i did was unistall linux and install it again.

Sorry if that doesnt help...

Old 03-09-2004, 03:52 PM   #3
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Hi Anjiie,

You problem is quite logical: You installed linux, and after that you installed windows. Windows has overwritten the masterboot record, so takes control of the boot-process, ignoring linux (windows is used to being the only OS on a computer apparently).

The solution: start linux with the boot-floppy you have made during install (I hope???). After booting into linux, install grub in a shell as root probably with the command

grub-install /dev/hda

but be sure to check the man-page of grub-install

man grub-install

Next time you boot your computer it should boot with grub. If windows isn't in the bootlist, edit /boot/grub/menu.lst or /boot/grub/grub.conf (isn't always the same file). In the configuration file is mostly explained how to boot windows with grub.



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