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Re: [vox-tech] dual booting with win2k woes
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Re: [vox-tech] dual booting with win2k woes

On Wed 19 Nov 03,  8:51 AM, Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com> said:
> On Wednesday 19 November 2003 08:34 am, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> ...
> > 1. system already had linux on hda and hdb
> > 2. unplugged hda and hdb completely.
> > 3. installed a new hdc.
> > 3. installed win2k on hdc.
> > 4. plugged hda and hdb back in.
> > 5. added this to lilo.conf and ran lilo:
> Dunno about Win2K but in my experience Windows wants to be
> on the first drive.  Try cabling the Windows disk as hda and
> see if it boots up.
> If so, then the remaining task is to set up Linux as hdb and
> hdc (make a boot diskette, change /etc/fstab, etc.), and
> install lilo onto hda.
> -- Rod
ok, i didn't know that; i'll give it a try.  since i may be writing lilo
into the MBR on the drive with windows, i'd like to make a backup, just
in case.  what's the dd command to that?

dd if=/dev/hda of=boot.bak bs=????


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