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I installed RH8.0 first, and Win2K second. Everytime when I boot machine, I always get Win2K. I can only enter Linux using reboot disk. Someone told me to copy/past bootsect.lnx to c:\ and modify boot.inc (append c:\bootsect.lnx="linux". I could see the two options when I reboot, but when I select Linux. Nothing happened. Anyone please tell me what's I am wrong or how to start linux in my situation. Thanks very much in advance. Leo...

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    Default How to start Linux on Win2K/Linux system?

    I installed RH8.0 first, and Win2K second. Everytime when I boot
    machine, I always get Win2K. I can only enter Linux using reboot disk.

    Someone told me to copy/past bootsect.lnx to c:\ and modify boot.inc
    (append c:\bootsect.lnx="linux". I could see the two options when I
    reboot, but when I select Linux. Nothing happened.

    Anyone please tell me what's I am wrong or how to start linux in my
    situation. Thanks very much in advance.

    Leo
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    Leo wrote:
    > Anyone please tell me what's I am wrong or how to start linux in my
    > situation. Thanks very much in advance.
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    Default Re: How to start Linux on Win2K/Linux system?

    Leo wrote:
    > I installed RH8.0 first, and Win2K second. Everytime when I boot
    > machine, I always get Win2K. I can only enter Linux using reboot disk.
    >
    > Someone told me to copy/past bootsect.lnx to c:\ and modify boot.inc
    > (append c:\bootsect.lnx="linux". I could see the two options when I
    > reboot, but when I select Linux. Nothing happened.
    >
    > Anyone please tell me what's I am wrong or how to start linux in my
    > situation. Thanks very much in advance.
    >
    > Leo
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    Leo on Sunday 21 September 2003 20:29 wrote:
    > I installed RH8.0 first, and Win2K second. Everytime when I boot
    > machine, I always get Win2K. I can only enter Linux using reboot
    > disk.
    >
    > Someone told me to copy/past bootsect.lnx to c:\ and modify boot.inc
    > (append c:\bootsect.lnx="linux". I could see the two options when I
    > reboot, but when I select Linux. Nothing happened.
    >
    > Anyone please tell me what's I am wrong or how to start linux in my
    > situation. Thanks very much in advance.
    If you are new to Linux and don't know about lilo or grub or fstab,
    etc., the easiest way to set up a dual boot system is to reinstall
    Red Hat. (Your initial mistake was not installing RH last. Linux
    recognizes Windows, but Windows can't recognize Linux.) During the
    install, the RH installer will recognize W2k and ask, if you want to
    set up a dual boot system. Say, "Yes." And it's done. The next
    time you boot the computer, you'll get a boot menu to choose which OS
    to boot.

    The hard way is to use your Linux boot disk to boot Linux, and set up
    lilo.conf and put it on the Master Boot Record manually.

    man lilo
    man lilo.conf
    man fstab

    for the details.


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    On 21 Sep 2003 20:29:05 -0700, Leo <pkujchliu> wrote:
    > I installed RH8.0 first, and Win2K second. Everytime when I boot
    > machine, I always get Win2K. I can only enter Linux using reboot disk.
    >
    > Someone told me to copy/past bootsect.lnx to c:\ and modify boot.inc
    > (append c:\bootsect.lnx="linux". I could see the two options when I
    > reboot, but when I select Linux. Nothing happened.
    I'm unfamiliar with bootsect.lnx and boot.inc, but try

    su -c "/sbin/lilo -v -b bootsect.lnx"

    and adding that to c:\boot.ini,

    Now I got to try it.

    Michael C.
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    Michael C. Guest

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    Thanks very much, everybody.
    Leo Guest

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