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Hi, I am very new to linux. I've chosen to try mandriva 2007 distro. I installed winxp and then installed mandriva 2007. When I reboot the computer it loads up ...
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    Installed WinXP & then Mandriva 2007. Boot winxp?


    Hi,

    I am very new to linux. I've chosen to try mandriva 2007 distro. I installed winxp and then installed mandriva 2007. When I reboot the computer it loads up mandriva? I'd like to have the option of selecting which operating system to boot up. How can this be done? Point me in the right direction. Links welcome.

    Thanks.

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    Hi Prophet !

    Welcome to the LinuxForums !!

    post the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst file and output of fdisk -l command.
    for that, execute these commands in terminal/konsole
    Code:
    su -
    less /boot/grub/menu.lst
    fdisk -l
    post output here.





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    Hi Devils_casper,

    I was able to get the dual boot going... my linux education begins.

    I didn't understand the partition setup. On my second installation I understood a little better, winged it and am happy to say everything is working fine.

    Tomorrow I will work on getting my internet going from linux. Wish me luck.

    Thanks.

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    Well Done and GOOD LUCK !!!!!






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