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Dual Boot Redhat Linux 7.0 and W2K Serve

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How do you dual boot Redhat Linux 7.0 and W2K Server?

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by pingendorf In reply to Dual Boot Redhat Linux 7. ...

The easiest way is to start off by having a place to install RedHat and a place to Install win2k. This could mean partitioning your drive into 2 parts or having 2 drives. Then you would install and configure Win2k next you can install RedHat although I would recomend pretty much any version other than 7.0 or possibly Mandrake. Either should automagicly pick up your windows setup and add a boot item to your /etc/lilo.conf so you don't have to.

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by Landlord In reply to Dual Boot Redhat Linux 7. ...

There is two solutions for your case:

1. Use NT loader as Boot Loader(BL).
You need to create a RH7 boot diskette.
If you install w2k first, then don't
config lilo at MBR, hence it would overwrite NT Loader. But if you do that,
youcan use w2k boot cd to boot into console recover and at the prompt ,type: fixmbr then
exit. This will recover NT Loader.(if still can't,you can type fixboot also).
You need to edit c:\boot.ini and
add the line:
c:\bootsect.rh7=Redhat 7.0
the file is generated in RH7 by using:
dd if=/dev/hdax of=bootsect.rh7 bs=512 count=1

where /dev/hdax is where your /boot placed.
if you don't have /boot partition, it is / then.
after the .rh7 file made, copy it to c.
Now you can use NT loader to boot.

2. This case is simple, but seemed not a good case.
When config lilo , just use mbr , it will
overwrite nt loader, and add your lilo.conf
the nt partition (supposed you labeled it dos). when you select the dos, itprompt the nt loader, so you have two times to choose.
A bit anonysome.

OK, that's for all. I am from China.
My english may poor for you to understand.

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by zbrain75 In reply to Dual Boot Redhat Linux 7. ...

For more complete information see:
http://ctdp.tripod.com/os/linux/usersguide/index.html

The "Linux Users Guide" section 3 called "Installation and Getting Started" has a section called "Allowing Linux to boot from the Windows boot manager". Itgives the steps required to dual boot Windows NT or 2000 and Linux.

Basically the process is:
1. Create partitions for Windows and Linux.
2. Install Windows
3. Install Linux (be sure to make a boot floppy)
4. Create a copy of the Linux partition boot sector after installing LILO on it and make the copy (created file) available on the primary Windows partition.
5. Modify the Windows boot.ini file to use the Linux file.

You may want to see the Linux_NT loader mini howto available at several web sites including the Linux Documentation Project.
http://www.linuxdoc.org

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