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Old 12-21-2006, 02:10 AM   #1
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problem in dual booting between winXP n Linux AS 3 Enterprise edition

Hello everyone...
i m new to this FORUM n new to linux as well ....when i installed Linux on my system as the only OS, it worked perfectly but when i tried to make my system dual boot between WinXP n Linux, on startup just Windows start n no option appers to choose between system is not detecting boot loader @ boot time... windows partition is in /dev/sda1 and it is 33 GB n i installed linux on the remaining free space....WinXP is workinf perfectly fine....i've done everything that made me sense n just couldn't understand wht is actuaaly the prob.....i m using Red hat linux AS3 enterprise edition.....can nebody help???

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If you install windows after you have installed linux it writes over the mbr and does not recognise linux
To dual boot search this forum/google for "restore grub"
Old 12-21-2006, 03:15 AM   #3
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no...i installed linux over WinXP...btw in "advance boot loader option", two options r given

1. install GRUB in MBR
2. start intallation from sector 1

which one is best to choose?
Old 12-21-2006, 03:42 AM   #4
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Choice #1 is for Linux to control the MBR.

Choice #2 is for Linux to be booted by another system.

The last link of my signature has a good collection of booting tips.


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