Linux and 2000 in the same box !

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Gabriel Gomez

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May 3, 2002, 10:41:05 AM5/3/02
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Hello Everyone !
I have a question , Is it possible to have a dual boot with Linux and
windows 2000 ? If so what are the procedures ??
Which OS Do I install first or what will be the best way to partition my
drives ? Am I going to be able to read the data on the other partition ?
I know I am asking too much but your help will be appreciated !
Thanks in advance !

Gabriel

"Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope."
- Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)


Jackal

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May 3, 2002, 12:45:36 PM5/3/02
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Certo che è possibile!
Premessa: è sempre consigliabile avere un unico boot loader. (te lo
dico x esperienza! ;) )
Quindi, magari, x linux t fai un bel dischetto di avvio.
Cmq, nel caso tu pretenda un dual boot, devi editare il file lilo.conf
Questo file si trova nella directory /etc
Quindi, da root, fai : vi /etc/lilo.conf

ok...

A questo punto devi dire a lilo che esiste un'altra partizione da
caricare...

in fondo, quindi, aggiungi

other=/dev/hda1 (sempre che win2k sia sulla prima partizione del
primo disco ide)

label=windows (il nome del sistema operativo che dovrai scrivere al
prompt di lilo x farlo partire)

Fatto ciò, salvi (ESC- :q! x salvare)
e fai lilo -b /dev/hdax dove x è la partizione in cui vuoi installare
lilo

Spero di esserti stato d'aiuto
Ciao!

Terry Coles

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May 3, 2002, 4:48:16 PM5/3/02
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Gabriel Gomez wrote:

>
> Hello Everyone !
> I have a question , Is it possible to have a dual boot with Linux and
> windows 2000 ? If so what are the procedures ??
> Which OS Do I install first or what will be the best way to partition my
> drives ? Am I going to be able to read the data on the other partition ?
> I know I am asking too much but your help will be appreciated !
> Thanks in advance !

Yes, I do this on my other Linux Box.

It really doesn't matter which one you install first, BUT, Windows wants to
be on the first partition of the first drive (C:). If you install Linux
first, leave a primary partition at the beginning of the drive.
Personally, assuming a single hard drive that is completely unallocated, I
would do this:

1. Create two partitions on the drive, the first being big enough to
accommodate Windows and all your expected Apps. (You can create all of the
Linux Partions if you wish, but you need to know a bit more about what you
are doing. Alternatively you can just leave one partition and let the
distro sort it all out, see below.)

2. Install Win 2k.

3. Install Linux. If you choose a fairly modern distro, it will see the two
partitions and offer to install itself on the second. It will then create
a root and swap partition within it. (If you started with only one
partition, then you need a distro that can 'make room' on an existing
Windows partition, eg SuSE, Mandrake.)

4. Start using Linux!

Once you are up and running, you should be able to read data from your
Windows partition, (Note that NTFS is not supported as standard in most
distros, you have to install a module into the kernel to do that. FAT32
is.)

Hope this helps.

--
Terry Coles
Spacewalker with Shuttle FV24 MB
Via Cyrix C3, 256Mb RAM, 40Gb HD
SuSE Linux 8.0

Ron Abramson

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May 8, 2002, 11:34:32 PM5/8/02
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A little late to this thread, but here's a handy URL with a detailed
explanation of how to dual boot Win2K and Linux:

http://www.littlewhitedog.com/reviews_other_00011.asp

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