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Dual Boot with WInsme and Red Hat linux

By Everett Alvarez ·
I hope someone can reassure me for what i am about to do next.I have a 30. gig hard drive and successfully installed Linux as a separate partion(Logical) with Winsme. After i installed it i was unable to dual boot. I was only defaulting to Winsme. I know that Lilo has something to do with it, but i am not sure what to do next. I was also unable to use the bootmagic utility from powerquest due to the lilo file is not loading from somewhere? Can someone help me on the easiest way to call on lilo to install itself to the rrot partion of Linux or the MBR? thanks

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by tilsharic In reply to Dual Boot with WInsme and ...

From the Root account you need to type in lilo
This will write to the MBR. I have always done this in they /etc directory myself (mainly because I was just finished editing the lilo.conf file) so I don't know if you have to be in that directory or if you can just type lilo anywhere. Hope this helps.

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by Everett Alvarez In reply to Dual Boot with WInsme and ...

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by dgleis In reply to Dual Boot with WInsme and ...

Hopefully you created a boot disk for linux, boot from that disk. As root you will need to rerun lilo. Type /sbin/lilo to rerun and install it to the mbr, you should see it add all bootable partitions to the mbr. You might need to edit the lilo.confin you /etc
directory to change the default boot partition or the default time to wait till boot.....i believe to be 5 or 10 seconds.

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