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hi folks, I recently attempted to create a dual boot of windows 2000 and redhat linux 9. Forget about the dual boot part for a minute, I created a boot ...
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    unable to boot from floppy disk redhat linux 9


    hi folks,
    I recently attempted to create a dual boot of windows 2000 and redhat linux 9. Forget about the dual boot part for a minute, I created a boot floppy diskette from the installation of redhat. When it boots, it says
    loading vmlinuz.....
    failed to boot.
    I created the floppy twice and it seems like all the right files are on there. What's going on?
    thanks for the help

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    do you have the redhat cd in the drive? if not, that could be a part of it. the bootdisk from a installer packege just boots, but still pulls all its info from the cd.
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    dual boot of windows 2000 and linux

    thanks that might be it. I did not have the cd in the cdrom.
    The other thing is: do I have to use the windows boot loader to load lilo or grub? If I install lilo or grub on the boot partition, it doesn't seem like it can be recognized by the system when the system starts.

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    /boot is only the MBR if you mount it there, when you do you partitioning, install grub on the partition that you flaged as bootabele.
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    I thought you can not install linux boot loader in the MBR when the other system is win NT? So the only place I can install it is on the /boot partition. can you clarify a bit more?
    thank you!!

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    Place it on the mbr over the windows one, then just use grub to link to both linux and windows (it can do that easy schpezy)
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    boot floppy not working

    I tried to boot from floppy with the redhat linux installer cd in the cdrom, it still fails to boot. what's wrong??

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    whats the error? or is there none?
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    failed to boot from floppy

    it says:
    loading vmlinuz.....
    failed to boot.


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