Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Dualboot win2k and RH 7.1 ( win2k already installed )
> > So how did you create the ext2 partition to allow for /boot to beThis is correct. I can't remember if I had to update LILO for
> > before the 1024 cylinder?
> no /boot partition... just 3 partitions root, swap and usr. My
> understanding is that current versions of bootloaders don't care where thing
> are located.
Redhat 7.0, but after updating LILO even as far back as Redhat
6.2, I have been able to dispense with /boot (and good riddance).
> > Did setup linux first? or windows? I've been reading around andI have always heard do Windows first, that is what I have always done,
> > people have said to create the necessary partitions in linux, one of
> > which is for windows, using fdisk, setup linux then setup windows.
> I've never reinstalled Win2k... it's the way it came from Dell other then
> the size ;) I just formatted the new 1/2 of the drive as ext2 then booted
> from the debian disk, I ran through the partition setup in the installer.
and it has always worked fine that way. Linux expects there to other
OS's around, and handles things sanely - Windows does not, probably
> > But then there are issues with the mbr for win2k. Can you give meThis is also my experience. If Win2K is installed first, then you
> > more detail as to your exact process? Thanks for the help, much
> > appreciated....
> There were no issues of the mbr for win2k. I placed lilo in the mbr during
> the install. after the debian base install I edited /etc/lilo.config to
> allow for "WinBlows" and mapped it to the first partition of the drive, ran
> lilo and it was there on reboot.
can just put LILO in the MBR and it all works. I think there might
be some issues with getting suspend working if you put LILO in the
MBR though, but since I never use suspend to disk, I don't care
much about that.
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