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Old 08-21-2003, 06:41 PM   #1
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?overwritten MBR?

I have a large hd of 60gigs, half of which is formatted into 3 partitions with a total of 30gigs and fat32, the rest reserved for linux. It all shows up okay on partition manager 8. This is not my primary master, more like a secondary master operating off a ide card (I think thats what its called). Okay ?

I then install Red Hat 9 perfectly okay into the free space and keeping all the other partitions. I then go back into w2k and load up partition manager 8, which shows the whole drive as being 'bad' with no partitions at all!

It seems as if RH9 is overwriting the mbr. If so, what do I do about it such that I can have both systems on the same machine with 2 different systems off the same hd? I just have the feeling of imminent disaster with it atm

Old 08-21-2003, 06:45 PM   #2
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The typical way to dual boot Red Hat 9 and Win2k is to install either LILO or GRUB to the MBR - most people have success with this in the end. - Where did you install the bootloader to? Can you boot into either of these OS's?
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I installed LILO but I don't know where to! I can still boot up into w2k as per normal, but into RH9 >only< using the rescue/boot floppy that I created as part of the install process.

Just so as I make myself clear, the hd is not my >main< hd, this is the 3rd one to be placed into the system, and w2k does not boot off this drive.

My priority isn't being able to boot in RH9 =yet=, rather to get something where the whole hard drive does not show as 'bad' with the possibility of losing data held on it.



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