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  1. #1
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    dual boot help needed

    im trying to dual boot rh9 and win98se
    linux is my master on primary ide
    win is master on secondary ide
    this is what i tried to setup in my lilo.conf file




    prompt
    timeout=50
    default=linux
    boot=/dev/hda
    map=/boot/map
    install=/boot/boot.b
    restricted
    password=linboot
    message=/boot/message
    lba32

    image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8
    label=linux
    initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
    read-only
    append="hdc=ide-scsi hdd=ide-scsi root=LABEL=/"

    other=/dev/hdd
    table=/dev/hdd
    label=windows



    when booting up linux ses my win hard drive is hdd
    i hav on my system these drives setup



    ide1
    linux hdd (M)
    zip 100 (S)

    ide2
    win hdd (M)
    cdrom (S)

    ide3
    dvdrom (M)
    cd burner (S)


    when i reboot my lilo boot options are still just linux
    what am i doing wrong or not have correct or didnt do

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  2. #2
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    Did you run the lilo program to tell it to rewrite the MBR?

    Also, the secondary master under linux is /dev/hdc
    And I'm not sure if Win98 can boot to a secondary hard drive. Maybe someone else here knows that.

    Hope that helps.
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  3. #3
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    thanx for the quick reply
    and thanks il try all that
    work it harder, make it better, do it faster, makes us stronger

  4. #4
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    Win 98 should boot from the secondry drive but i think you will need to tell the bios to boot from that drive.
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