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Old 11-09-2003, 03:44 AM   #1
prasadkowli
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Win2k & Linux install---plss help.


hello,
I am having 2 Hard Disks.
I wanna install Win2k on one Hard Disk. and Linux on the other Hard Disk.
Last time, i had gone for a multi-boot it all got messed up.

So, i want to install each OS seperately .i.e--> only one hard disk will
be active at one instant.
i mean at one time i will only work with 1(one) operating system.

By doing this ....can i have some problems ? Or should i go for multi-boot ?
Which one is more safe ; especially when the other OS is linux?


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Old 11-09-2003, 03:51 AM   #2
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I have two hard drives and can boot Slackware, Debian, and W2K. W2K was on here on hda, then I added hdb and Slack. Installed LILO to the MBR. No problems. Then installed Debian to the first hard drive, after I'd repartitioned, and skipped LILO - went back in Slack and edited lilo.conf and reinstalled LILO. That's how I did it, but however you want is up to you. Most people dual-boot, though, generally without problems. Since you don't specify what went wrong last time, it's kind of hard to say.

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Old 11-09-2003, 04:17 AM   #3
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thanx digi,
all i like to know that ....there would be no problem if i installed Win2k and linux seperately on different hard drives
reply me
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Old 11-09-2003, 04:29 AM   #4
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Well, I can't guarantee anything, of course, but it should be fine. The way it sounds, you don't have either OS on now and you're doing a clean install of each. So you've really got nothing to lose but some installation time.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 05:11 AM   #5
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thanx for the suggestion Digi..
U r ofa gr88 help.!!
tell me one thing more....say i have installed win2k on one disk .
now i have to install linux... where does it gets installed ..i mena for each Os ..does a seperate MBR gets created ? can u tell me abt that in details...as what happens exactly when i install both the OS on different disks??
 
Old 11-09-2003, 05:23 AM   #6
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go zx dank 530n345 s u!!! b8use anku b?
 
  


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