19164Re: Dell I-2650 Dual Boot (RH Linux and XP)
- May 1, 2003Randy,
Yes you are right, everything is fine right now. I am able to work
fine with both systems, and I have even mounted my WinXP disk in
LINUX. I am getting somewhere :) still lots to learn eh? Coming from a
pure M$ background, I should say I am overwhelmed by all the stuff
that Linux provides. Yet it is a thrill ride for me.
One more question. I am sure you have an Ethernet card and USB ports
in your system. OK, here is the situation. I am using a USB based
cable modem. When I restart after plugging in the USB modem, I get the
modem mapped to "eth0" and my loopback "localhost" seems to have
"disappeared". After starting httpd (Apache Webserver) I am not able
to connect "localhost" through my web browser. I know that I can
configure my cable modem to use eth1 and let eth0 alone.
Anyone knowledged in this respect?
--- In email@example.com, "Randy Perkins"
> > 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
> > partition. I know that I have done something stupid there. I amnew to
> > Linuxable
> > 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
> > to boot into WinXP until I solve this problem?
> > Thanks,
> > Eswar
> i have a dual boot rh9 and winxp
> i never make a boot partition
> i usually see a message similar to what you mention when
> my / partition is not in the first 1024 cylinders.
> i have never had a problem.
> if i was a betting man, and i am, i would say you should be ok.
> now there is a difference between a /boot partition,
> and a boot disk. a boot disk is always helpfull.
> Since i have no idea how you installed linux, i cant comment
> on your winxp situation. i imagine you have rebooted by now
> and know where you are at. write back if you have more details
> of your situation.
> see ya
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