Re: Setup multi-boot system
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 14:16:20 +1100
Steve Greenfield wrote:
> I want to install Windows XP, Windows 2000, and the following Linux
> systems on my Dell:
> Redhat Enterprise 3.0 WS
> Fedora Core 2
> Fedora Core 3
> Redhat Enterprise 3.0 AS
Best advice is to forget it.
Use one of the Open-Source Unix systems such as FreeBSD instead.
Or use Macintosh if you want a commercial form of Unix,
Your life will be *MUCH* easier.
I have just spent a week trying to get the Fedora-3 distribution to boot;
first I gave it a 120G SATA drive of its own; after 5 re-installations of
Fedora it STILL could not boot after the
"installation completed successfully".
Yesterday I gave it a old 40G IDE drive for the Fedora to install into;
again it completes and states it's installed successfully;
and again it is unable to boot afterwards. By 6 a.m. this morning I'd
gotten to the 11th re-installation of Fedora to this 40Gig drive, but it's
- Only God knows what the Redhat people believe a "successfull"
I've always found with every other operation systems (Dos, Solaria, Sco,
OS/2, *BSD, BeOS, MacOS, MacOSX) that it meant it could boot by itself
instead of just dumping a MBR message to screen about there being no
operating system on that drive.
You re-write the MBR to give the Linux installer a hand and point the MBR
to each of the Linux partitions, still no boot.
- >>>> INSTALL LINUX <<<<
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- help please remove me from the list.
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- Re: The Microsoft stranglehold on its users....
... loadlin to boot up linux manually by hand from DOS. ... LILO had bugs and it was a trap because to uninstall LILO you had to get a successful boot into Linux and uninstall it from the utility. ... The latest Red Hat Workstation Linux just loads everything on your box with little or no choices and then around version 7 they started to include CDROM drivers for the new, not the old CDROM drives. ... And, I tried the trick of using the old Linux install to mount the new OS software CDROM disk, copy the whole disk to a different partition, then run the install and that would not work either. ...
- Re: not genuine Windows
... that with Linux. ... install, side by side, and then start testing applications with the ... with all patches before Fedora even finishes updating from yum..... ... The updates took about 15 minutes. ...