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I orginally had XP Pro installed with a large amount of free space, so I created the usual partition at the end of the drive to install RedHat 9.0. Everything with the installation went just fine. I chose to install GRUB. I made a boot disc. I am able to boot into RH9 with the boot disc just fine (boots into XP without the disc), however I'd like to config the NT Bootloader to recognize Redhat and boot from it as well. While in a shell I did the following: mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy <return> dd if=/dev/hdc5 of=/mnt/floppy/linux.bin bs=512 ...

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    Default Dual Boot XP - RH 9 problem

    I orginally had XP Pro installed with a large amount of free space, so I
    created the usual partition at the end of the drive to install RedHat 9.0.

    Everything with the installation went just fine. I chose to install GRUB.
    I made a boot disc. I am able to boot into RH9 with the boot disc just fine
    (boots into XP without the disc), however I'd like to config the NT
    Bootloader to recognize Redhat and boot from it as well.

    While in a shell I did the following:

    mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy <return>

    dd if=/dev/hdc5 of=/mnt/floppy/linux.bin bs=512 count=1 <return>

    It copied the LINUX.BIN file to the floppy just fine.

    I rebooted into XP and copied LINUX.BIN from the floppy to my XP drive
    (F:).

    Then, I went into the boot.ini file and added
    F:\LINUX.BIN="Linux"

    The boot.ini currently looks like this:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
    Professional" /fastdetect
    F:\LINUX.BIN="Linux"


    When I restart Windows, I get the bootloader with two options. XP first,
    then Redhat. XP boots just fine. If I select Redhat, I get something to
    the effect of:

    Windows could not be started.
    <windows root>\sys32\hal.dll
    Please reinstall

    If I do a hard reset, I can still boot into Windows.

    My question is, Do I need to modify the boot.ini file in some other way? Or
    is there something else I missed?


    Thank you in advance to anyone that can help!



    Kevin Guest

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    Default Re: Dual Boot XP - RH 9 problem

    Kevin wrote:
     

    What's on C:\ ? The boot probably can't find F: until Windows is up.
    That why you see the "multi(0)disk(0)...." line in the boot.ini.

    Try putting LINUX.BIN on C: and change the boot.ini,

    That's how I do it.


    --
    robert - redhat & slackware

    reh Guest

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    Default Re: Dual Boot XP - RH 9 problem

    On Fri, 7 Nov 2003 20:46:51 -0500, "Kevin"
    <corp.stargate.net> wrote:
     


    Does /dev/hdc5 contain the /boot directory?

     

    I don't know. I used to do it that way myself. It looked correct to me
    other than the question I asked. Did you get your instructions here?

    http://www.poopoccurs.com/linux/dualboot.html

    If not, review those for good measure.
     


    --
    "Now are you talking about what it is you know
    Or just repeating what it was you heard".
    Grace Slick
    To email use rpiotro(at)wi(dot)rr(dot)com
    Rich Guest

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    Default Re: Dual Boot XP - RH 9 problem

    That is the correct location for /boot. I verified almost 9 times before
    running.

    However is it stilll bootsect.lnx for Redhat 9 as well? Those instructions
    showed for RH 7.1







    "Rich Piotrowski" <rr.com> wrote in message
    news:com... [/ref]
    9.0. [/ref]
    GRUB. [/ref]
    fine 
    >
    >
    > Does /dev/hdc5 contain the /boot directory?
    >
    > [/ref]
    Or 
    >
    > I don't know. I used to do it that way myself. It looked correct to me
    > other than the question I asked. Did you get your instructions here?
    >
    > http://www.poopoccurs.com/linux/dualboot.html
    >
    > If not, review those for good measure.

    >
    >
    > --
    > "Now are you talking about what it is you know
    > Or just repeating what it was you heard".
    > Grace Slick
    > To email use rpiotro(at)wi(dot)rr(dot)com[/ref]


    Matan, Guest

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