Re: How to boot to Linux when MBR points to Win partition?
From: David (thunderbolt01_at_netscape.net)
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 18:20:39 GMT
Zalek Bloom wrote:
> I copied an old HD with Linux RH8.0 and Win98 to a bigger disk. On my
> all HD Linux had 3 pimary partitions - one for /boot, one for / and
> one for swap and Win98 had another primary partition. On a new disk I
> made one extended partition for Linux - with 3 logical partitions. I
> had problem with booting, so I put in MBR original boot record by
> issuing command: FDISK /MBR. I have Partition Magic 5.0 on my Win98
> partition, so I thought with help of this software I could correct
> Lilo problem. Now I can boot Win, PM is seeing Linux partitions, but
> PQ Boot (multi boot part of Partition Magic) cannot boot to Linux (PM
> 5.0 does not recognize ext3, my Linux partitions are ext3)
> My question:
> Is there a way/software to boot to Linux when MBR is pointing to Win
Use your linux bootdosk. You did make one didn't you?
If not you can use the first installation CD to boot the system
then make a bootdisk or fix /etc/lilo.conf so you can choose
which OS to boot.
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