[Techtalk] Re-installing GRUB, dual boot win2k

PMarshall at flyingrhino.com PMarshall at flyingrhino.com
Wed Jun 4 10:06:41 EST 2003

To get the puppy to boot (if you have Windows on hda and Linux on hdb),
mount a DOS formatted floppy disk while you're in Linux.  At the CLI, type
the following:
dd if=/dev/hdb bs=512 count=1 of=/mnt/floppy/linux.bin

Unmount and remove the floppy and boot into Windows.  Copy the linux.bin
off the floppy into the root of the Windows drive (usually c:).  Open the
file called boot.ini in Notepad (you may have to play with File->Options to
get it to show hidden and protected files) and add the line c:
\linux.bin=Red Hat 8.0 (or whatever distro you're using) at the end of the
file (make sure you put in a return) and save it.  From then on, when you
boot into windows, you will have the option of going into Linux when the
boot menu comes up.


Pat Marshall, MCSE, MCSA, A+
Systems Administrator
Flying Rhinoceros
1440 NW Overton Street
Portland, OR  97209
(503) 552-8700
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