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I partitioned my win2k laptop and loaded RH9 in the partition. But I chose not to load any boot loader and I did not create a boot disk( my laptop has a swappable floppy/CDRom). I was hoping (against hope!) that win2k would pick RH9 as one of the booting option when I choose F8 during bootup. Well that was not to be. Now, how do I boot into RH9? Is Loadlin an option? any info on that is helpful. I definitely do NOT want LILO or GRUB or anything to change the way my win2k boots. I will be happy ...

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    Default RH9 boot problem

    I partitioned my win2k laptop and loaded RH9 in the partition. But I chose
    not to load any boot loader and I did not create a boot disk( my laptop has
    a swappable floppy/CDRom). I was hoping (against hope!) that win2k would
    pick RH9 as one of the booting option when I choose F8 during bootup. Well
    that was not to be.

    Now, how do I boot into RH9? Is Loadlin an option? any info on that is
    helpful. I definitely do NOT want LILO or GRUB or anything to change the way
    my win2k boots. I will be happy booting with a boot disk everytime for
    sometime. I got in rescue mode using the installation CD but was not able to
    create boot disk.
    Any suggestions on different options I have?
    Thanks in adv, NS.


    sridhar Guest

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    Default Re: RH9 boot problem

    On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 08:39:57 -0600, sridhar nagabhurshana wrote:
     
    This is really a FAQ.

    If you don't want to start over, boot with the RedHat install cd 1.
    At the first prompt enter: linux rescue

    This will mount your root filesystem (if there are no other problems with
    your install.)

    From here you can make a boot floppy (until you decide how you will
    handle your dual boot issue -- there are several howto's on that topic.)

    Review these instructions posted here:
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off&selm=pan.2003.09.05.13.14.45.363176%401 27.0.0.1

    Summary:

    mkbootdisk 2.4.20-8 /dev/fd0

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/install-guide/s1-bootdisk.html

    --Douglas Mayne
    Douglas Guest

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    Default Re: RH9 boot problem

    On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 14:39:57 GMT,
    sridhar nagabhurshana <net> wrote:
     

    Loadlin isn't an option for NT/W2K/XP not sure about ME.

    Assuming lilo.conf exists, edit it, change the line boot=/dev/hdX, to
    boot=/tmp/rh9.lnx, execute lilo, copy /tmp/rh9.lnx to your windows
    system partition, and modify boot.ini appropriately.

    c:\rh9.lnx="Red Hat 9"

    As long as you can get rh9.lnx, to the windows partition the filesystem
    doesn't matter, when booting, NT/W2K/XP is responsible for reading it,
    not linux, so NTFS is not a problem, just a nuisance.

    Remember to replace the file on your windows partition whenever you need
    to rerun lilo.

    I've always found using lilo directly to be easier to maintain, but
    YMMV.

    I suspect you could do the same with Grub, but since I don't like it
    I've never really experimented.


    Michael C.
    --
    com http://mcsuper5.freeshell.org/
    Registered Linux User #303915 http://counter.li.org/


    Michael Guest

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    Default Re: RH9 boot problem

    sridhar nagabhurshana wrote:
     

    The way I do it. Works well.
    Install your RH boot on /boot partition. Example hda2
    Then follow -> http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Linux+NT-Loader-5.html

    --
    robert - redhat 9.0

    reh Guest

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