help.......

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by nasar2k2000, May 12, 2003.

  1. nasar2k2000

    nasar2k2000 Guest

    i have Linux Red Hat 8..........the problem is that i ahve dual booted it with windows xp but my windows disk partitions are all in NTFS format.........i donot want to change them to FAT32 because of all the great benefits of the NTFS file system......so is there any way of no recovering my linux OS because now my PC only boots from the windows OS......and i donot want to use a boot disk each time i have to boot into linux.....is there any boot loader or any way that linux can itself handle the problem.....
     
  2. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    I believe, but not sure exalty, that you want to use linux recovery console or something like that. just search google for your problem or look at the redhat guide...

    I will direct my friends towards your post.
     
  3. thebear

    thebear d(-.-)b

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    I'd just switch over to Fat32 - it makes life easier when dual booting...especially if you'd like to use Samba at all.
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    FAT32/NTFS has nothing to do with it at this state. You can use both the Linux bootloaders (LILO, GRUB) and the Windows bootloader to dual-boot properly. Do a search on Google, there should be plenty of info.
     
  5. nasar2k2000

    nasar2k2000 Guest

    Thanxxx

    Thanx....u guys but just a little problem......when i try to install the bootloader...(lilo or grub)....on the first sector of the first harddrive..... the setup doesnot do that...it just installs it on the first sector of the second harddrive......which is useless because my windows is on my first harddisk and so my computer just boots into windowsXP:(
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Hmm, then I suppose the easiest is to use the Windows bootloader. I have instructions somewhere, but I don't remember where. It's been discussed in the forum anyway, try searching for it. It was some time ago.