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Old 04-21-2003, 05:42 AM   #1
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Redhat Installation

Hello, i installed Redhat but i'm not sure as to how to boot it. I have two harddrives:
1) 30gb Quantum | Partitions:
1-fat32 (98 installed) 2-ntfs (xp) 3-ntfs
2) 20gb with redhat installed - a 4 gb boot partition and a 500 mb swap partition

I chose not to overwrite the current mbr, set the boot manager (grub) to be on the second harddisk, and chose windows for the default boot session. Now, linux won't boot. I booted with a floppy, but it couldn't find the linux kernel image.

The problem is, how do i set the boot managers nt boot man/grub(or lilo) to switch between windows and linux? Can grub/lilo launch the nt boot manager so i can choose between 98 and xp? Can the nt boot manager boot redhat? And i can't just begin from scratch, i have to set it up so that i don't have to reinstall anything. Thanks in advance.
Old 04-21-2003, 07:46 AM   #2
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Hi there ,

If I may ...

I have the same type of setup on my PC ,
dos 6,2
windows 98
windows xp
Mandrake 9.1

Redhat 7.2
swap file

I have installed Power Quests Boot magic on my windows 98 partition , This allows me to boot all my os's ..

Hope this was of some help ..

MalkPowerquest's Page

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Old 04-21-2003, 08:07 AM   #3
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Hey thanks.
I'll try using Boot Magic.
But still, is there's a way to solve this by configuring nt b.m or lilo/grub?
Old 04-21-2003, 08:13 AM   #4
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Are there any other boot managers (free)?
Old 04-21-2003, 08:21 AM   #5
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Hi again

There are a few boot managers free , but none as easy to use as Partition Magic .
Old 04-21-2003, 04:34 PM   #6
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freebsd's booteasy. its a partition booter.
it has a dos installer called bootinst.exe

you could also from linux make a copy of the
linux boot record
dd if=/dev/hdb1 of=fileofyourchoice bs=512 count=1
and add an entry to the windows nt loader.
search for ntldr on this site for specific instructions.


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