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Re: [vox-tech] dual booting with win2k woes
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Re: [vox-tech] dual booting with win2k woes

On Wednesday 19 November 2003 09:50 am, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> On Wed 19 Nov 03,  8:51 AM, Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com> said:
> > On Wednesday 19 November 2003 08:34 am, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > ...
> > > 1. system already had linux on hda and hdb
> > > 2. unplugged hda and hdb completely.
> > > 3. installed a new hdc.
> > > 3. installed win2k on hdc.
> > > 4. plugged hda and hdb back in.
> > > 5. added this to lilo.conf and ran lilo:
> > 
> > Dunno about Win2K but in my experience Windows wants to be
> > on the first drive.  Try cabling the Windows disk as hda and
> > see if it boots up.
> > 
> > If so, then the remaining task is to set up Linux as hdb and
> > hdc (make a boot diskette, change /etc/fstab, etc.), and
> > install lilo onto hda.
> > 
> > -- Rod
> ok, i didn't know that; i'll give it a try.  since i may be writing lilo
> into the MBR on the drive with windows, i'd like to make a backup, just
> in case.  what's the dd command to that?
> dd if=/dev/hda of=boot.bak bs=????

lilo saves the original boot sector for you.  man lilo for

-- Rod

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