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Old 02-06-2002, 04:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy new linux user, save me

rrr so i just installed linux on the 2nd partition of this drive i have, there are two other partitions both are ntfs and im trying to dual boot winxp and linux using grub... at the moment ive been having no luck doing such... also grub stopped displaying its gui display for some reason so as of right now i cant figure out how to do much of anything from the command line so yeah im just waiting untill someone can tell me how to set up dual booting. Thanks i hope someone can help, i really need to learn more about linux
Old 02-07-2002, 06:53 PM   #2
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what distro are you using? also have you tried sing Lilo as boot loader? I personally like it better
Old 02-07-2002, 06:55 PM   #3
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im using redhat 7.2.... i havnt tried lilo yet but i just want to figure out what's up with grub cause it works just not the gui...
Old 02-08-2002, 01:11 PM   #4
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i use redhat 7.2 to dual boot between win2k and rh (using lilo) and it works perfectly.

make sure you install lilo (or grub, if you insist) to the MBR, otherwise things wil get messed up.
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You need to add something like this to your grub.conf or menu.lst file. They are in the /boot/grub folder.

title winxp
chainloader +1

The (hd0,0) is the same as hda1. If that is the partition winxp is installed on, then use it. If not, then hd0 means hda. If the partition is hda2, then you would use hd0,1. You'll also want to add a default= line. You place a number after the = sign. The operating systems are numbered according to the order they appear in the file. If linux is first and winxp second, then linux is 0 (zero) and winxp is 1.


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