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Dual Booting zv5160us with Windows 2000 and Linux

Melroy_1
Occasional Visitor

Dual Booting zv5160us with Windows 2000 and Linux

Hi,

I have partioned my disk using fdisk and it looks like this

/tmp/hda1 Windows 2000
/tmp/hda2 NTFS
/tmp/hda3 LINUX SWAP
/tmp/hda4 LINUX

I have succesfully installed Windows XP on /tmp/hda1 but when I install Linux, the install goes well but when it shuts down after the install and comes back up, I do not get a dual boot and neither when I type linux rescue, it goes on to load Linux as if it has never been installed before.

I am using LILO and writing it to the MBR.

Thanks,
Melroy
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Dual Booting zv5160us with Windows 2000 and Linux

Linux support on that hardware is pretty poor. You may have better success with this method.

Linux install first. Use grub, set aside your ntfs data.

Then boot the ntfs parition and install windows.

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Slawomir Gora
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Re: Dual Booting zv5160us with Windows 2000 and Linux

Hi,

1. boot rescue
2. add to /etc/lilo.conf file section:
other=/dev/hda1
label=winxp
3. run command: lilo






roland lilly
Occasional Advisor

Re: Dual Booting zv5160us with Windows 2000 and Linux

You may have problems booting xp if its past 8gig on the hd. The ntloader related files on the first primary partition may have trouble with lilo trying to boot the xp partition. XP has to be booted from ntldr, nt.ini or what they are called on the 2k partition.

You can use ntloader to boot the linux using microsoft's signature boot, or use ranish to hide 2k and xp partitions from each other and use gag to boot them. Or get xosl, which also uses ranish to hide partitions, to boot.

If you installed 2k and then installed xp the xp boot parameters are on the 2k partition. When you boot 2k you prob have the choice to boot xp.
linuxExpress
Occasional Visitor

Re: Dual Booting zv5160us with Windows 2000 and Linux

hi ,

Please try this out by using grub ;

>> Install win2k (done)
>> Install linux (done)
>> restart m/c

if you are not getting boot screen , insert 1st CD of ur distro ,

login prompt # grub-install /dev/hd[a,b,c]

# init 6

then you will get boot screen , if not

agn boot with 1CD ,

#umount -a (for safe)
#fsck /boot (if you have seperate boot partition)
#grub
grub > install(hda,0)
grub > quit

# init 6 (remove the CD)

check the /etc/grub.conf or /boot/grub/grub.conf wheather all the entries are made perfect by grub.

regards
LE