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By sambhe ·
Hi Guys ,
I have p4 system and i have win 2000 and win XP dual booted on NTFS. Just recently I have bought linux 2.2 and I want to load it on my PC can I triple boot my system with linux too and if so how can i do it? I am total new to linus so pls guide,
regards,
vijay

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by jaolson40 In reply to linux ,win2k,win xp

Yes. You'll need to use a utility such as Partition Magic to create some unallocated spae on your harddrive (I prefer 3 gig, but you can get away with 1 gig or so, with about 200MB for the swap partition), then install Linux normally. Towards the end, you'll be prompted to install LILO...install LILO on the MBR. Your Windows installs should be listed in the menu during installation. Then, when the machine boots, you should see Linux and Windows listed (there may only be one Windows choice listed...choosing it should take you to the Windows boot loader, and your choice of Windows systems).

Good luck!

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by jacobus_kriek In reply to linux ,win2k,win xp

first have a msdos floppy, or make one in linux..mount -t msdos/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy.
Look in linux, lilo where it wants to boot.
It says it boot it in hdasomething or hdb1 maybe
Knowing that write on commandline in terminal as root.../bin/dd if=/dev/hda9 of=/mnt/floppy/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1

For hda9 subtitute the real spot of lio.

Then umount/dev/fd0
Then commandline(terminal write.../sbin/reboot

Take floppy out and allow restart into xp
In xp go to control to system to advange to edit
And you see boot.ini of xp
write in boot.ini extra line...c:\bootsect.lnx="redhat 7.2"
(substitute what you have.)Save the boot.ini

BUT the floppy made with bootsect.lnx you have to copy in root of c
Restart and see the boot manager of xp with new addition ready to boot linux from it.

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by jacobus_kriek In reply to linux ,win2k,win xp

On mandrake 8.2 disk 4 applications is a program o/s selector hat allow you to boot many different os systems
A trial is free from www.acronis.com

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