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Old 02-03-2002, 05:41 PM   #1
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Angry Dual boot RH 7.1 and Win 2K


I have a problem. I have loaded win 2K, Win 98, and RH 7.1 on my PC. At the moment, the bootmanager is the Win 2K default one, and it will only allow me to load win 98 or Win 2k. I can boot RH 7.1 using a boot disk.

Is there any way I can boot RH for the win2k boot manager, or a third paty boot manager? I installed lilo to the /root partition when I installed RH. Is this correct?. I tried to install it to hda1, but it would not allow me to load win 98, (this was before I formatted everything, and loaded win 98 and win 2k again!)

I am new to Linux, but RH 7.1 seems to working great! I think linux has come along way.


Old 02-03-2002, 06:04 PM   #2
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It's fairly simple

In RH, run /sbin/lilo to be sure it is installed.
You need to copy the boot sector of the Linux partition to C: and tell Win2K to load it:

Assume you have C:\ mounted as /mnt/win_c

dd if=/dev/hdxx bs=512 count=1 of=bootrh.bin

(substitute your RH partition for /dev/hdxx ie. if RH is the 1st partition on second drive, it would be /dev/hdb1)

(dd is a device dump utility, if is the input device bs is the bytes per sector to read count=1 means read 1 sector of is the file to output)

Then use mcopy to put the file on the C: drive:

mcopy bootrh.bin /mnt/win_c

Then boot windows and edit C:\BOOT.INI (you may need to use ATTRIB -H -R -S c:\boot.ini at a DOS prompt first)
[Boot Loader]

[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 Pro " /fastdetect
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Win 2K Recovery Console " /cmdcons
C:\="Windows 98 "
C:\BOOTRH.BIN="Linux - RedHat 7.2 "
Old 02-06-2002, 09:16 PM   #3
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Thanks Maxg!

I did what you stated, and it worked!!!!!!



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