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Hi all,
I have 2 hard disks call Disk1 and Disk2.

I installed Disk1 into my PC, installed Windows XP on it.

Then I uninstalled Disk1 from my PC, installed Disk2 into my PC, and installed Linux REdHat 7.1 on it.

So I have two OS completely separated. Now, I want to operate them on one PC by installing 2 hard disks together into my PC. How can I organize a dual boot?

Does System Commander help anything?

Anyone has better idea? please share it to me.

Thankx
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Install both disks, Linux as master, WinXP as slave, boot to Linux, run LILO config from KDE admin utility, add your second disk there, designate a default, save the configuration and reboot.

<TAB> at "LILO:" prompt should show two choices, pick WinXP (or whatever you called it in LILO config) and see if your WinXP boots.

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sergies is correct.  If you install the linux drive as your primary drive, then just add the following lines to the end of your /etc/lilo.conf file.  Then run lilo once before restarting...


other = /dev/hdb1
  label = Windoze
  table = /dev/hdb
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NBee, how are you doing?
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I have tried such a thing but it says "Operating System missing" when I want to start Windows XP.
Remember that I installed both OSes on two separated hard disk and one at a time.
Any idea???
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I'm not sure. Supposed to work... I suggest you move or cross post your question here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qList.jsp?ta=linuxsetup
You will get more attention.
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well, of course we would all prefer to use Linux, but it is also possible to use the Config.sys of Dos/Windows to do this.

I did it once when I had to get into windows first to load a sound driver, then I started Linux using loadlin. I will post my config.sys this evening when I get home (I am writing this in the office).

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No I won't, because I just did a search & found a page explaining how to do it. See http://www.unixguide.net/linux/faq/4.13.shtml

Note that you need a copy of vmlinuz on your dos partition. You can write it there from Linux.
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