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Old 03-15-2002, 05:29 PM   #1
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dual boot problem

I have windows xp and linux suse 7.2 installed
on HD1 i have windows xp
on HD3 i have linux suse 7.2

what must i do
i have try waht was early posted in this section
but i dont find the file Linuxboot.inx

can somebody help me


Old 03-15-2002, 08:33 PM   #2
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I'm not an expert on this subject, I new to linux myself, but I have the same setup as you do, I have installed Mandrake 8.1 and Red Hat 7.2, the only way I have been able to dual boot is using a floppy to boot into Linux. The setup was easy, you just have to remembered to make a boot disk. I also after the installed had to run the fdisk /mbr to boot into windows only the first time after install though.

I hope this helps.....
Old 03-16-2002, 05:02 AM   #3
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hi. i have dapped a bit in the world of dual boot, and this is what i did. i repartitioned my hard drive with fdisk, and i made a active primary partition, and an extended partition. i then formated c:. i then installed win 98, after that i installed linux red hat 7.2, did not load a boot loader, but made a startup disk. this way , when you boot your computer , you will go into win 98, if i wanted to go into red hat 7.2, i booted with the startup disk in floppy.

i did not have any luck with grub on the boot loader.
Old 03-16-2002, 11:14 AM   #4
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I've recently installed Red Hat 7.2 next to windows XP and I can dual boot my system without any problem. I just followed the instructions and installed GRUB in the MBR. Now everytime I startup I get a splash-screen in which I can choose to start-up windows (default) or linux.

I have one primary partition with windows on it and two logical partitions, one of those holds linux.

I hope this info helps a bit
Old 03-16-2002, 11:35 PM   #5
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Grub and Lilo are designed to boot any OS without prejudice, unlike the boot loaders from MS that seem to be designed to make booting a non MS OS an exercise in frustration, do your self a favor and use either grub or lilo installed to the mbr for dual booting, either one will boot win as the default with no complaints or errors.


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