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Old 08-27-2003, 02:39 PM   #1
Brother Michael
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Linux doesn't boot, only XP!

GAH! Why is it that RedHat 9 WONT BOOT! I have a boot disk and and I have it installed. All that happens is that Windows XP loads, even with the Boot disk in the drive!

rant This is starting to get monatanious. I want to learn Linux, but I seem to be having problem after problem just getting it do basic functions, like actually booting on its own! /rant

A very frustrated
Old 08-27-2003, 02:48 PM   #2
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did you create the boot disk with the image from or during the red hat installation?
did you have a boot loader installed? if yes and you're using different hdds for each OS, try changing the boot hdd in your bios
Old 08-27-2003, 02:50 PM   #3
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If you made it so Redhat will boot from a floppy disk, you'll need to specify in your BIOS to have your floppy the first boot device..

Don't go blaming Linux yet.. as its most likely not a Linux problem yet....
Old 08-27-2003, 02:50 PM   #4
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All that happens is that Windows XP loads, even with the Boot disk in the drive!

In your BIOS, make sure that the floppy drive is the first boot device.

Same idea at the same time.

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