Re: Setup multi-boot system
From: Buck Rogers (buck_at_rogers.com)
Date: 30 Dec 2004 21:08:34 GMT
On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 14:16:20 +1100, Daeron <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>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.
After reading your own posts about loading FC3 and requests for help,
I'm amazed you would even attempt to "help???????" anyone. Oh, your
post wasn't to help......rather to whine to someone, who is asking a
legit question, about your own inabilities and foibles.
I'm running WinXP, Win2000 Pro, FC3, and SUSE 9.1 spread over two 160
gig SATA drives and I don't have the issues you are
experiencing.....and I'm a relative Newbie
Reading the responses you have received so far on your own post leads
me to believe your problem is the user and not the OS.
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