Sorry. I did not read the mail fully while replying. In case Redhat is
giving problem with boot from floppy, what are those errors? My guess is
that while installing Mandrake, you may not have installed the boot
sector on the same partition.
To fix this, you need to execute fdisk /mbr from the Windows boot floppy
- dos mode. This will make the system boot from Windows default.
Mandrake can be booted from floppy anyway. If the Redhat boot problem is
due to floppy corruption, you would not have problems. Boot Mandrake,
mount the Redhat partition and check the menu.lst or grub.conf file.
Copy the menu portion pointing to Redhat to the Mandrake grub.conf. Boot
with mdk floppy and see if all the boots go thro' properly. Then issue
[mailto:ilugc-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of R.Dhanagopal
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 5:42 AM
Cc: Karthick .R; Dr. P. Sriram
Subject: [ilugc] Windows XP, RH-8 and MDK-9- GRUB bootloader problem
Thanks to Dr.Sriram for proving me the latest distros of RH8 and MDK.9
I was having Windows XP with RH 7.3 in my machine with GRUB as
I removed RH 7.3 and installed RH 8 with same GRUB as bootloader. Both
RH 8 were working fine. Partiion structure of my harddisk is
C 10 GB Windows
D 10 GB Windows
E 10 GB Windows
F 5+5 GB MDK9 & RH 8
Later I installed MDK 9 in expert mode in a 5 GB Partition. While doing
so I did not
install the GRUB boot loader in the primary partition instead created a
I was having confusion where to write the boot loader so that while
booting I will get the choices of 3 Oses to choose) Now I am able to
boot into MDK 9 and Windows only through boot floppy which I had
created. In the normal mode when I start the machine the system stops
after displaying GRUB.
From MDK 9 the output for /sbin fdisk /dev/hda is as follows