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starting linux rh5.0

i've installed rh5.0 on a win95 machine, but on a different drive. ok. now when i reboot, and press F8 when the message "Starting Windows95" appears, i go to command prompt only. what do i do next??? how do i get this thing to operate?
other info:
1. fdisk for dos does not display partitions correctly (not reading linux stuff).
2. disk druid for rh IS reading correctly.
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mlevCommented:
My suggestion is install LILO in the master boot record of your C: disk (that's the last part in RH installation, I think).  Then, when you boot, as "LILO boot:" appears, type "Linux" (within 5 seconds)
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tryingAuthor Commented:
very nice.
how do i get back into windows95,...without screwing up everything.
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mlevCommented:
Maybe I am missing something - just boot the machine and wait?
(don't type "linux" at LILO prompt, and later, don't press F8)
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tryingAuthor Commented:
nobody seems to be getting my question properly answered!
i probably did not present the question correctly
i will try again,
1. rh5.0 linux is installed on D drive.
2. win95 on C drive.
3. i want to be able to boot to C drive.
4. after windows95 comes up, and everything seems to be ok,
   i want to be able to start RedHat somehow, without having
   any other problems with windows 95.
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richrussellCommented:
Copy your kernel (vmlinuz) to your DOS (win95) drive, and use 'loadlin vmlinuz' to load up linux. You must do this from outside of windows, so if you set up a shortcut, make sure it exits windows before running.

Loadlin is on your RedHat CD. You can get into linux to install LILO using the setup floppy again and choosing 'upgrade'.

LILO is the best way, it comes in before the windows 95 boot process aand gives you the choice of Linux or win95 to boot.
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