Re: DUAL BOOT QUESTION
From: Madhur Ahuja (ef_at_df.com)
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 03:13:52 +0530
Byrg B. <WildBlue_111@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I would seriously consider buying and installing BootMagic from
> PowerQuest Corporation. Their site:
> It's a MARVELOUS program !!!
> Using it, I can choose to boot from HD#1 (containing Windows)
> or boot from HD#2 (containing RedHat 7.2).
> I've used it FOR YEARS!
> On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 19:55:16 -0400, "Wacha" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> "Dino Buljubasic" <email@example.com> a écrit dans le message
>> de news: firstname.lastname@example.org...
>>> I am slowly moving to linux and am quite new in that field so
>>> forgive me on my win expressions
>>> I have 2 hard drives C (master) and D on my machine
>>> C drive has Win XP
>>> D drive has Windows 2003 Server on it
>>> I would like to install RH 7.2 on my C drive so I have it as:
>>> C drive with Win XP and RH 7.2
>>> D drive with Windows 2003 Server
>>> I have XP and 2003 Server already installed on C and D and would
>>> like to add Linux RH. How can I make it so that when I start my
>>> system, I can chose which OS to boot between these 3?
>>> Thank you
>> If I understand correctly, you are already dual booting between
>> WinServer 2003 and XP.
>> I have a very good experience with Fedora Core 2 in a triple boot
>> configuration. I have a few systems with all three OS on a single
>> drive. In my case, the order of installation is WinXP the very
>> first one, followed by Server 2003 which makes it a dual boot, and
>> finally, Fedora Core 2. When you boot, GRUB suggest Linux or DOS.
>> If you select DOS, the Win bootloader suggest Server 2003 or XP.
>> It works fine on IDE and SATA drives.
>> That has been my experience, hope it helps.
I have a triple boot of Win 98,Win2k and RH 9.0. If you are installing
RH after Windoze OS's has been installed then you should face no problem.
You can install grub as your bootloader in your MBR. The only problem is
you will have to bypass 2 boot screens , one of GRUB and other of ntloader.
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