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Old 01-20-2004, 10:03 PM   #1
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Win2K and Red Hat- Dual Boot problem

Okay new to the forums but here it goes- I got a virus on my win2k and i destroyed it with pride- so i get red hat and win2k for my photoshop and other stuff not supported well- here is how my hdd is partioned my 40 gb
78mb- for boot- I read this somewhere
7000mb- for win2k
7000mb- for red hat
8000mb- for swap
rest is unformated-

well the problem is that when I use grub I see DOS but when I boot to it all I get is notvalid error or something like that- anything I can do to fix this- I really want to learn this linux stuff because I believe that it will be what windows is now one day. if you could help which would be great, i will be posting on here in the upcoming days many times.
Old 01-21-2004, 12:59 AM   #2
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welcome to the community!!!

when did this problem start?

did you re-install windows before or after linux?

it might help if you post the exact error message also...

ps: that's A LOT of swap!!!

Old 01-21-2004, 12:33 PM   #3
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well i just did the install from scratch yesterday- I have a brand new 40gb hdd, how should I set it up and should it be automatic? I really need the dual boot- if you could give some simple instructions that would be great, because Ill reinstall b/c right now i'm just running nothing really.
so thanks again for welcoming me
Old 01-21-2004, 12:34 PM   #4
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ahh i installed windows first than linux onto the hdd
Old 01-21-2004, 01:40 PM   #5
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yeah the correct way of doing it is install windows first then linux, if you do it the other way around windows doesn't really care about dual booting with other OS and you won't be able to boot into linux, damn greedy windows

So is your problem solved now?


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