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Old 02-10-2003, 01:54 PM   #1
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Question win xp/redhat 7.3 dual boot

installed xp on 90 gigs, redhat on the other 10. chose grub as bootloader. never given an os choice, right to linux. re-installed both, chose lilo as bootloader, same thing. re-installed both, choosing no boot loader. boots right into xp. any ideas. i had thought about running fixmbr in xp, but that just seems kinda pointless. but somethings gotta do it right? thanks in advance. you guys have been great so far.
Old 02-10-2003, 02:26 PM   #2
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What I used to do (while I still had the *other thing* [I refuse to call
those products operating system ;)] besides Linux was install that
first, then Linux, and chuck lilo into the MBR of the first HDD...

Works sweet.

Old 02-11-2003, 11:17 AM   #3
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Did you make a boot floppy for RH?
Old 02-11-2003, 11:53 AM   #4
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Yes, the boot floppy is a good choice =)
But if you want another point tof view, you may always use a bootmanager
to select the booting OS, such as PowerQuest's BootMagic. (Works fine, I've tried...)

Never trust an OS you don't have the sources for...
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Old 02-11-2003, 04:37 PM   #5
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