19126Re: Dell I-2650 Dual Boot (RH Linux and XP)
- Apr 29, 2003Google search will give you more than enough info.
While in RH, run /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda
This will write GRUB to your MBR if not there already. Then go
to /etc/grub.conf and edit it for windows. Use this as a reference:
It won't mess with you Windows drive unless you tell it to, such as
writing over hda1 (if Windows was there first). in DOS, fdisk /mbr
will reformat the MBR for Windows again, if all else fails.
I currently use GRUB for Win98 and RH7.2 on one machine, and for RH9,
Slackware 9, Debian Woody, Lycoris, and Solaris on another. GRUB is
easy and works great.
--- In email@example.com, "Eswar Prakash"
> Hi all,
> Anyone did this combination of Linux install before? RH install
> warned me that "Boot configuration may not suite your system, boot
> disk recommended" I panicked and DIDN'T make a /boot partition. I
> know that I have done something stupid there. I am new to Linux
> world. So, what do you recommend as a solution, also what is that
> warning all about?
> I would also like to know, if my Old data will get
> corrupted/destroyed on a failed Linux installation, like will I be
> able to boot into WinXP until I solve this problem?
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