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Two OS.

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.

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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.

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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NBeeAuthor Commented:
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???
I'm not sure. Supposed to work... I suggest you move or cross post your question here:
You will get more attention.
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).


No I won't, because I just did a search & found a page explaining how to do it. See

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

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