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Old 05-15-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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How to create dual boot in two harddisk


I have installed WinXP in harddisk 1, and Redhat 9 in harddisk 2. However, after installing Redhat 9 and restarted the pc, it booted automatically into WinXP without prompting me to select which OS to boot. WinXP is installed before installing Redhat 9. What can I do to edit GRUB of linux or perhaps boot.ini of WinXP? Now I could only enter WinXP and I didn't create the rescue disk.

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You'll need to install grub in the MBR of the first hard drive for it to boot the grub loader rather than the windows loader.
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Is there any way to install the GRUB now? I already have WinXP installed on the first harddisk, and linux on the second harddisk.

Old 05-15-2005, 09:59 PM   #4
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Start over on your Linux installation, and be sure to install Grub in the MBR this time. If you're like me, you'll install it several more times before you're satisfied with it anyway. While you're at it, I'd install Fedora rather than Redhat 9 anyway.

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boot into linux using the redhat install disk...once in, open a terminal and type "grubconfig" and it will walk you through the steps of installing grub to the MBR.
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switch your HDD's put linux first %-) then red the man grub/lilo and i'm sure you'll fix it in 5 miniutes


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