[techtalk] dual boot NT/linux
coderman at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 8 12:10:57 EST 1999
Were you using a boot loader from the distro? (lilo, etc)?
Kristin Ziel wrote:
> Hi all--
> question about the NT/Linux dual boot...at one point, I had 95, NT and
> linux installed, and booting just fine from one harddrive. They were
> installed in that order also.
> When I decided to clean some house and get rid of 95, and go with NT, and
> then added linux...it screwed up my NT partitions EVERYTIME...and believe
> me..I was not a happy woman at this point. This turned out well, as it
> was my final straw with windows wanting to be "The Lone OS" <insert lone
> ranger music here> and so I am now linux only (YAY!)
> I have heard that it doesn't work but is there a technical explanation
> that I could get detailing why exactly?
> > Nt is the bear here. Basically, you want to do '98 first, then Linux, then
> > install an NT-friendly boot manager like System Commander, and *then*
> > install NT. Since NT wants it's OS loader in the MBR, you really need to
> > follow the instructions that come with System Commander for NT.
> > I've had as many as seven OSes on one machine (all of the above, plus DOS,
> > OS/2 Warp 4.0, OS/2 2.1, and Solaris). It can be done, and it can be made
> > to look pretty in the end, but setting it up takes work and knowing what
> > each OS wants.
> > FWIW, my home machines now have just one OS: Linux :)
> > Good luck!
> > Caity
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