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    Dual Boot Install Windows XP Linux Redhat 9 (Hangs)


    Hello, first time to this site seems very comprehensive.

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    Here is my situation,

    Hardware

    Pentium 2.1 ghz 1gig memory, Master Drive (40g), Slave Drive (40g), gforce FX 5200 (12. Running windows XP Home.

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    What I did.

    Partitioned using whole disk (Slave), 33g for root (ext 3) partition and 6 g for swap.

    I partitioned and did workstation install of Linux on my slave drive. Installation using TEXT INSTALL (Because Graphics Install Would Hang) competed 100%.

    Installed Grub on the MBR of main drive.

    Removed Red Hat Linux 9 install CD and rebooted my computer.

    Boots up and stops at the point where I think I would have my menu choice from where to boot to XP or Linux, except all I see is.

    GRUB _

    I reset my MBR using XP recovery.

    I reinstalled Linux using LILO on the partition boot, instead of MBR.

    Now it just passes up any boot stuff and goes right into booting windows XP.

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    Is this a problem stemming from my Graphics Card, and why the install hangs on the Graphics install? Or is it something else.


    Thanks

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    I think that I just answered this one in the Newbie section.

    As to your question about the graphics card. It should work using the open system "nv" drivers (just that those are not as good or fast as the ones you download from http://www.nvidia.com )

    If I were you, I'd stick with grub. It sounds , from what you're saying that LILO ended up on the MBR of your Slave hard disk. This will not be looked at by your PC, unless you tell the BIOS to change the order in which it boots from.

    have fun

    Nerderello
    ps 6 GB is a tad big for a swap partition. Two times the size of RAM is normally okay.

    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    Re: Dual Boot Install Windows XP Linux Redhat 9 (Hangs)

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxzus
    I reset my MBR using XP recovery.

    I reinstalled Linux using LILO on the partition boot, instead of MBR.

    Now it just passes up any boot stuff and goes right into booting windows XP.
    change the boot sequence in ur BIOS to point to slave disk FIRST

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    Thank you both I will try to change my boot sequence, but I dont think that I can change the boot sequence to anything but the CD or the master disk.

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    dont use lilo for dual boot....

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    GRUB Dosn't work either so if LILO dosn't work and GRUB dosnt work due to what has to be something that has to be with Win XP, hmmmm. Id like to know how to make linux boot from the A: drive. Disk in Linux , Disk Out Windows.

    Thanks


    Alex Moeller

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    I reinstalled Linux using LILO on the partition boot, instead of MBR.

    Now it just passes up any boot stuff and goes right into booting windows XP.
    Code:
    # fdisk /dev/hda
    In fdisk,
    Code:
    Command (m for help): a
    Partition number (1-9): 2
    PS: Replace 2 with Partition number of your /boot partition.
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