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Dual boot - linux Mandrake/win2000 required (unfortunately)

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Am new to linux and would personally rather bite the bullet and do away with win2k altogether but unfortunately it is required for my work at present - this means that I require a dual boot.

I have partitioned my HDD with a 7GB NTFS partition and installed win2k. All is OK. I am left with 7Gb approx free and unformatted on HDD ready for linux.

Next I install mandrake linux 7.2(nice and easy with no real prior system knowledge required)creating a couple of 3+gb linux partitions and a 500Mb swap partition (not sure how this works but was recommended).
After the rest of installation is complete PC boots straight into linux - I would like a post boot menu to allow me to choose the os to use. During the installation was not asked to configure this so any help for a would-be linux disciple(preferably that does not require any reinstallation) would be very much   appreciated!
I know that the NTFS partition still exists as I can see from configuration within linux..
Kernel version is 2.2.17.
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SirSmokeALot earned 200 total points
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to get your windows back login as root
and type lilo -u /dev/???

to know what ??? is open the file /etc/fstab and search for something like windows/C

if you find nothing try this

on what IDE channel is your hdd and is it master or slave
you can get this for the BIOS post.

if it is master on the first channel it is hda
slave on the first hdb
master on the second hdc

and so on

for more look
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=linux&qid=20178859
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by:OHoll
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Managed to figure it and set up Lilo to allow me to choose my NTFS partition but here are the points as you were only person to answer.

Many thanks,

OHoll
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Uh Great Thanks :-)
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