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Old 08-07-2002, 01:17 AM   #1
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XP/Redhat 7.2 Dual Boot 2 HD no luck

I have an XP Pro system with a 30Gb drive. I picked up a WD 80Gb drive and installed RH Linux 7.2 on it.

I can boot wiht a floppy to RedHat, but when I tried the bootsector copy and NTLDR like so...

dd if=/dev/hdc3 bs=512 count=1 of=linux_bs.bin

then copy that file over onto a floppy and put it in c:\ on the XP partition, then modify boot.ini like so:

c:\linux_bs.bin="Red Hat Linux 7.2"

I get a boot menu like I'd expect, but if I choose the Linux option I get a blinky cuirsor then a reset.

System is an Athlon 1.0Ghz with 384Mb, KT7-RAID mobo.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by bbuss; 08-07-2002 at 01:19 AM.
Old 08-07-2002, 02:14 AM   #2
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1) If the 80GB disk is hdc. It may be your cdrom...
2) If there is 'boot=/dev/hdc3' in /etc/lilo.conf
3) If lilo was started in this configuration, just run it again, then do the part with dd and copying file.
Old 08-07-2002, 10:31 AM   #3
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If you can't boot Linux with floppy, there's no point. Reinstall.

You're doing it right, but my guess is the /dev/blah. /dev/hdb1 is more like it. a = c:, b = d:, so forth.


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