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easy install question

Posted on 1999-06-29
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have win98 installed and I just made a 4 gig partion that I want to install red hat 6.0 on.  Well I want to do the workstation install and from the manual I see that when you choose the workstation installation that it automatically installs the LILO and sets up dual boot.  now my question is this...will it be smart enough to know that I already have win98 installed and it allow me to use LILO to choose between OSes?  now I am aware that I will probably have to go into the lilo.config file to edit the entries.  Thanks
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It is intelligent to know you have Win98 installed, and it will automatically set up LILO to dual boot your system using the keyword 'linux' and 'dos' to chose the OS to install.

BTW, if you want to get rid of LILO and return to a single boot to Win98 at a later date, boot with a Win98 floppy, and type 'fdisk /mbr'.  This removed LILO from the MBR, and reinstates the DOS loader.

Also, you can change the default OS that LILO will boot after a time period of no key entry at the LILO: prompt with 'linuxconf'

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