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Old 06-11-2002, 03:41 PM   #1
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Talking Loaded XP onto separate HD cant view linux partition

Ok, heres the deal

I got a copy of Xp Pro, i got a 3 gig HD.
My 10 gig Pavillion HD has Mandrak 8 and win 98 installed on it.
I put the new HD into my Pavillion PC and loaded XP onto it (after a hellofa lotta faffing about)
When i turn my PC on XP loads automatically, once in (ooh aahh ) i can see and browse through my win98 partition.
However, i canot boot into win98, nor can i boot into Linux,

I have the new HD set to cable select (using the switches on the back - dunno wot theyre called) as the scsi lead has labels on it implying it knows whats supposed to be the master drive.
In the setup, the correct HD is selected as the primary boot option.
I've tried messing about with the boot ini file in XP, but all that seems to have done is give me three option to boot into XP

Can anyone tell me how i can get at least the option of linux when i turn the PC on.

Any and all help is appreciated!
Old 06-11-2002, 04:11 PM   #2
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primary mistake, is:
if you have more hdd, always disconect all except the one you are going to install new OS on. m$ favourit hobby is to disable all partitions/harddisk from booting into differnent os.

you will never be able to see linux partion from windoze (unless some 3rd party programmer does the program..)

yes you can boot linux, all you need to do is get a boot floppy or boot from rh install cd and get into linux and install grub/lilo to floppy or hard disk
Old 06-15-2002, 03:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help i'll get started on trying to sabe lilo to boot!!
Old 06-15-2002, 10:26 PM   #4
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okay being windows is posessive when it installed it made a new mbr which isnt linux/win98 friendly (thought it was supposed to atleast give you 98 tho), anyway you need some other boot media to get in to fix that. BTW XP is an as pain with someone else loading it, I use grub with chainloader +1 (very key), about the partition get explore2fs (use google to find it) you can pluck files oof linux but I wouldn't recommend enabling the writing, windows and linux don't see eye2eye in the ways of storing files (FAT/NTFS vs EXT2/3,REISER etc.)


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