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Old 02-14-2001, 04:55 AM   #1
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This mat sound like a real dumb question to many of you but I need some help on dual booting Redhat Linux 7 with Windows 2000 Professional. I am new to the Linux world and just want to learn really. My system is a P3 733MHz, 256Mb RAM with a 30Gb HDD. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
Old 02-14-2001, 05:48 AM   #2
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This is probably the most common question, trying to dual boot Linux and windoze.

You need to read around the topic, there are How-to's available at which you will need to read.

To start you off though you need to make space on your existing HD or buy another. Linux cannot be installed on windows partitions (i.e c:,d: etc...). Its needs its own space. This may be tricky, I would either use something like Mandrake for your first distro (it contains a good partitioning program in the install), which distribution are you looking to use?

During the install you will need to make sure that LILO (LInux LOader) is installed to the MBR (Master Boot Record) or to a floppy disk. LILO will be able to load both Linux and Windoze.

This is only a brief overview of what you need to know, the How-to's are much better and full of more info than what I know!
Old 03-16-2001, 02:12 AM   #3
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First u put lilo in the first sector of your linux say /dev/hda5. Then using command dd if=/dev/hda5 of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1 create the image. Then copy this file into the c: of windows. After that edit c:\boot.ini file add the line c:\bootsect.lnx="linux"
try this, it will work


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