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Old 11-01-2003, 05:12 AM   #1
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Question Installing XP over 2k and rh9


I have got windows 2000 and red hat 9 running on my system, and I am upgrading 2k upto xp soon.
I know that xp overwrites the radhat bootloader, so how do I get this back?

Thanks for any help guys

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Old 11-01-2003, 05:17 AM   #2
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make a boot floppy and boot back into linux with it. then as root run the command:

grub-install /dev/hda

assuming your using grub. lilo, i think you can just run /sbin/lilo and that will install lilo into the mbr.

but anyway, back up your important linux data. there have been some that have had problems after installing windows after linux was installed.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:31 AM   #3
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Thanks megaspaz

how do you make a boot disk in rh9?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:47 AM   #4
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try
#mkbootdisk <kernel version>

see man mkbootdisk for more info...
substitute the kernel version with your kernel version
mine is 2.4.20-8
 
Old 11-01-2003, 05:52 AM   #5
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thx
 
Old 11-01-2003, 06:07 AM   #6
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i used qmkbootdisk

going to test it now
 
Old 11-02-2003, 08:10 AM   #7
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what happend did the test succeed ....
hope you solved your problem...
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:52 PM   #8
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The bootdisk worked a treat,

I am using this to boot to red hat now, I don't want to mess it up so I will keep it this way for now

Thanks for all the help guys
 
  


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