I would suggest you use LILO for dual booting. Win2k boot loader is also
fine, but you will have to copy the MBR image created by lilo every time
you change something. If you have Win2k already installed, the easiest
thing to do is:
1. Make a copy of your win2k MBR on a floppy or elsewhere. (Just in case).
To do this, go into "rescue mode" using the RH installation cd. This
will drop you into a shell. Execute the following command:
dd if=/dev/hda of=/mnt/floppy bs=512 count=1
This will copy the first sector of the hard disk onto a floppy. Make
more than one copy for redundancy sake.
2. Pop in RH 7.3 cd and start installation procedure. When you get to the
LILO loader part, it should automatically detect the presence of win2k,
and will ask you if LILO should be installed in the MBR or the first
sector of the boot partition.
3. Select MBR, and go ahead with the installation.
4. Things should work fine when you reboot after installation, you should
be able to see both win2k and linux on the boot menu.
5. If (4.) does not succeed, you always have the floppy to boot from.
On Thu, 8 Aug 2002, Sriinivasan Ranganathan wrote:
After looking at the problem faced by people here, I decided to play it
safe and ask this. I am about to install RHL 7.3 on my win2k based
system (to be dual boot). The docs I found on the net ask me not to
install LILO on my MBR and put in on the superblock, boot with a linux
floppy and use nt loader to choose btw win2k and linux.
comments/suggestions are welcome.
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