Windows ME on c:\ and redhat9 on partition(2) - HELP?
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    Windows ME on c:\ and redhat9 on partition(2) - HELP?

    For some f'd up reason, boot.ini is not being read by winme when I'm booting up. I edited it so that it contains the reference to the linux install, but winme just ignores it, and boots to windows.

    Here's my boot.ini:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=5
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)="Microsoft Windows ME"
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)="Linux RedHat"

    Is there something I'm missing?

    Thanks,

    computergeek22

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    Are you sure you are talking about winMe? I didn't think
    there was a boot ini in WinMe. It boots like win98,
    and works easily with LILO the linux boot loader.

    Are you talking about win2000?
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    as rcgreen said there's no boot.ini in winme.
    boot.ini only exists in win2000 and nt4.
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    You ought to just get a boot loader like Grub or LILO.

    Most distro's of linux auto install these.

    Red Hat gives you a choice I think.

    *shrug*


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