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Re: [vox-tech] Problems with dual boot system (Win 98/RH 7.2)
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Re: [vox-tech] Problems with dual boot system (Win 98/RH 7.2)

UPDATE: I made a fresh boot disk and ran fdisk /mbr, then sys c:,
Everything's just peachy on the Windows front, for now.  I guess it's
all downhill from here...@B-)

However, I'm a bit confused about Peter's comments (below) regarding
running a dual boot on separate hard drives.  Was the recommendation
against two OS's on separate hard drives, or against using a boot disk
instead of LILO/GRUB?  Please elaborate.

I was gonna reinstall RH 7.2 on the slave drive and now a cloud of
uncertainty looms above...

Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> begin jwkaralius@ucdavis.edu <jwkaralius@ucdavis.edu>
> >
> > Thanks for the advice..
> >
> > Both OS's seemd to be unstable when Windows crashed so I could not mount
> > the Windows partitions to backup files (that was one of the first things I
> > tried, and kernel panic came up)
> >
> > I do have two large HDD (40G for win98 and 30G for RH7.2) and thought that
> > would suffice to keep the two lovebirds away from each other, but I'll try
> > the fdisk /mbr and boot linux with a floppy instead of grub.
> i *highly* recommend against that route.  i'm trying to think of any
> linux guru or guru in training among us who has, at some point or
> another, said that if you must have a dual boot, keep the OS's on
> different hard drives.  i remember jeff saying this.  i think i remember
> steve peck saying this.  i've certainly said this.
> you've got two big hard drives.  what's the problem?
> while it's possible for people like rod roark or jeff newmiller to be
> wrong about something, to not pay attention to everything they say is,
> well, just plain nuts.
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