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Old 04-16-2002, 08:14 PM   #1
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Dual Booting

Yesterday I tried to install Win XP Pro along with Red Hat 7.2. the hard disk is 40 GB.I installed XP in the primary partition with NTFS format and alloted 30 GB to it.Then I installed Red Hat 7.2 in the rest of the drive.
I distributed the files like this:-
HDA 1 end size type mount point
1 3825 30004 NTFS/HPFS
3826 3832 55 EXT 3 BOOT
3833 4798 7578 EXT 3 /
4799 4865 526 EXTENDED
4799 4865 526 SWAP
I used GRUB in the MBR.
title windows xp
make active
chain loader +1
After installation I am getting only Red Hat option.XP is totally missing.Any help will be appreciated.Thanks in advance.
Old 04-16-2002, 08:31 PM   #2
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Make your windows xp section:

title windows xp
make active
chain loader +1

Look like this:

title windows xp
chainloader +1

Note that there are no spaces in ' makeactive ' and ' chainloader '.
Old 04-16-2002, 08:32 PM   #3
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i have never tried it- i don't use windows, but the people at techimo wrote this:

Want to dual boot W2K & Linux ? -thanks linux_guru

(originally posted by linux_guru)

OK. Here's how you do it. No 3rd party boot managers required.

1. Install W2K first. Leave enough room for Linux. (2 Gb +) This can be on the same disk, or a separate disk.

2. Install Linux, using "expert" mode. This gives you greater control over your installation.

3. When you install your Linux boot loader, choose LILO, not grub. DO NOT select MBR. Choose first sector of your root ( / ) partition. This will be /dev/hda2 if on the same disk, or /dev/hdb1 if on your second disk, etc.

4. Make the boot floppy, during the Linux installation.

5. When the Linux install is complete, reboot using the floppy created during installation.

6. With Linux up, insert a fresh DOS formatted floppy and mount it with "mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy".

7. Enter "dd if=/dev/hdb1 of=/mnt/floppy/bootsect.lin bs=512 count=1". This may vary, depending where your / partition is. Unmount the floppy & reboot.

8. W2K will come normally. Copy a:\bootsect.lin to c:\bootsect.lin

9. Edit c:\boot.ini to include: C:\bootsect.lin="Linux"

10. Done ! You should now have the option of booting W2K or Linux, using the W2K bootloader.

I have tested this with W2K Pro and Mandrake 7.2 and it works great.

Good luck.


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