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Old 07-15-2003, 08:38 PM   #1
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Question dualbooting rh9 and xp fat

i'm a recent newbie. i started using mandrake on my laptop and that was all fine until i wanted to dual boot it on my desktop and the ethernet card would freeze with mandrake. i want to work on rh9 anyways so i installed it and configured lilo... at least i thought i did it right. now windows only boots after my installation... i booted from the disk and it gives me an error. says that the disk is bad. i did this twice on two different disks. please help me.
Old 07-15-2003, 11:04 PM   #2
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install lilo or grub into MBR(Master Boot Record) and then add windows entry to it. then you can choose either rh9 or xp to boot. the error that you are getting when you are booting from floppy..
Old 07-15-2003, 11:49 PM   #3
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Boot failed: please change disks and press a key to continue. i'm sorry how would i go about installing lilo/grub into the mbr? i thought that was what the install program did.... thanx
Old 07-16-2003, 01:08 AM   #4
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To install grub to the mbr do this as root:

/usr/sbin/grub-install /dev/hda
Old 07-16-2003, 02:37 AM   #5
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thanks ne'ways everyone tried alot of things but i fixed my mandrake and it works just fine thanks.. at least on this box i'll stick with mandrake


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