Ark Linux Alpha 10/Windows 98 dual boot help
Posted on 2004-04-11
1999 Gateway Essential
Pentium III 450 MHZ
144 MB SDRAM
C: 2.1 GB (200 MB free) Status Active
D: 2.1 GB (626 MB free) Status Active
E: 6.0 GB [2.1 GB FAT 32 w/ 1.2 GB free] Status Active
[376 MB Linux Swap] Status None
[3.6 GB Ark Linux Ext3] Status None
GhettoPC, i know.
ok, i have Ark Linux 10 (i dont have the newest alpha yet) completely installed on my second slave drive. as you can see that slave drive has FAT 32 on it as well. When i boot my computer it goes directly to Win98, totally bypassing GRUB. Which was installed along with Linux, for i have the Knoppix Live Linux CD and can access the Linux HD partition and found the grub.conf.
what do i need to do to get the bootloader to work so i can have a dual boot pc?
Do i need to make either both or one of the Linux Swap and Linux Ext3 partiions "Active"?
Is GRUB not loading because i have Linux installed on a slave drive? obviously im new to Linux...
here is the contents of the grub.conf file:
title Ark Linux H2O (1.0 alpha10)
# Adding ,ypan or ,ywrap after mtrr in the line below will speed up
# text mode quite a bit -- unfortunately it doesn't work at all on some
# old hardware.
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.23-2ark ro root=/dev/hdd3 vga=791 video=vesa:pmipal,mtrr splash=silent hda=ide-scsi
title Windows 95/98/ME