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Dum question regarding installation

I have a pentium 3 at 500Mhz,2 6.4 harddrives which are C & D
I run NT 4 with service pack 5 and office 2000. This is a home install. I boot up in NT automatically.

I want to install Linux on the D drive but I am unable to determine how I make it load on D. First. Is this a "custom" installation?
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crichton011300
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biardCommented:
Here is easy step-by-step.

http://www.redhat.com/mirrors/LDP/HOWTO/mini/Linux+NT-Loader.html

PS.  Either do custom or workstation.  Server install will wipe out everything.  I would assume you plan to have Linux only on D:.  If so, wipe out the partitions on D: before proceeding.
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edicomCommented:
Well basically,

once you ve installed NT, you launch your Linux installation, when prompted for where to put lilo, say on 1st cylinder (bootsector) of your linux root partition (not the MBR since this one is already occupied by the NT bootloader).
Once you ve finished the installation (and prior to rebooting) you should make a copy of your first you ve to copy this bootsector on a floppy by running: dd if=/dev/hdb1 of=/tmp/bootsect bs=512 count=1;mcopy /tmp/bootsect a:
Then you can reboot (remove the floppy), you should notice that you only have access to the NT bootloader with nothing related to linux, so boot NT, and then, using your floppy you should copy the bootsect file to c:\bootsect.lnx
and then edit the c:\boot.ini file (beware you ve to change the attribute to modify it) adding a line like:
c:\bootsect.lnx="linux"
change back the attribute of the boot.ini file, reboot and the NT bootloader should also propose linux, if choosen this should launch lilo. That s all
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