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I have some problems to install a dual boot system(win2k advance server and redhat linux7.2). I install win2k first(primary partition) and rest for linux(ext2). When install linux7.2,I
couldn't create a bootable floppy disk. The result is now only have linux. I know the MBR was occupied by linux.
My hda1(NTFS),hda2(ext2),hda3(3),hda4(extended),hda5(swap). when asked if install boot loader in hda,i choose yes. This maybe is wrong. Is there any easy way to solve the
problem,step by step? I searched some articles,not very clear;or actually I only can
install win2k professional and linux not the win2k server. Thanks in advance.
Williams
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If you just ran the Linux install as a basic install, it completely wiped out your other OS and repartitioned the disk (Windows also works that way), so first, you're going to have to reinstall Windows. Then re-run the Linux install procedure, but choose "custom". You can use either the Linux fdisk utility or RedHat's Disk druid to define your root and swap partitions.
When the install gets to the "LILO" phase, you can specify that your Windows partition be added to the LILO boot menu (Otherwise it will only boot Linux). RedHat 7.2 offers GRUB as an alternative bootloader to LILO, but I'm not familiar with the procedure, and I know LILO works - one system here triple-boots: Windowd 98, Windows NT and Linux.
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Thanks for Tim's reply. I will try again.
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I am interested in the GRUB bootloader in RedHat7.2. Does anybody know how to use it to install the dual boot system(win2k/linux)? It must be much easier than the Lilo.
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