Dual boot - linux Mandrake/win2000 required (unfortunately)
Posted on 2001-09-04
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.