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Old 04-08-2004, 02:54 PM   #1
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Red Hat Installation (Dual boot problem)

Hi all,
I'm new in Linux , I just installed Red hat 9.

the problem is, i need to use windows and linux as dual boot on my system,
but after installation , i found that the windows is starting normally and no mintion for linux as operating system.
but i can boot the linux if i used the Linux boot disk

i need now to be able to choose between the 2 systems using GURb. and booting the linux without using boot disk
during instullation i configured GURb, to install boot loader in the first sector of boot partition, is that right, and what is the effect if i install the boot loader in Master boot record?

is that mean to delete the other opreating system, or what?

please help me , and i just want to say i need the linux is to be the main opreating system not the windows

Thanks & best regards
Old 04-08-2004, 04:23 PM   #2
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If you install Grub onto the MBR, you will get the option, at boot time, to choose windows or linux. You must install Grub to the MBR for this to work, as this is where the computer looks when booting...the MBR...and it needs to find Grub at that time, otherwise it'll find windows and just boot into it.

Good luck...
Old 04-08-2004, 05:31 PM   #3
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You could use the NT bootloader if you are running Win2000 or XP.

There are many tutorials on the www telling you how. This means windoze can be reinstalled without killing the MBR, and stopping you booting to linux.

Go to this link:

and it explains more.

Remember that windoze is *probably* going to need reinstalled b4 linux will!

Hope that helps!
Old 04-09-2004, 10:44 AM   #4
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Thanks jeffreybluml, I installed the Boot loader at MBR, and it works

Thanks for you all


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