At 06:36 2/10/2003 +1200, you wrote:
> If I got another hard drive how would you
dual boot with windows 98 on
> one and linux on the other?
I'm not 100% sure on this, but I suspect
recent linux distros might even
autoconfigure a windows option into the bootloader for you.
RedHat and Mandrake certainly do, and have done for a long time.
If you're installing RedHat simply plug your new, unformatted drive in as
slave or secondary-master, make sure Windows is still happy to boot (but
don't let windows format the new drive, if it asks!) then go ahead and do
a Linux install.
RedHat will confidently install to a blank or previously-linux-formatted
drive, but it's very cautious about overwriting other operating systems
unless you specifically tell it to. And it'll automatically set up GRUB
to dual-boot with whatever OS was already installed.
All but NT/2000/XP/2003, for those a bit more tweaking is required.
Have a good PDF file that makes it easy, with pictures even!, to get around
the NT boot problems.
How can I get it on the wiki?
(If you're still not sure, just bring the machine along to a meeting; most
of us have done this before :)
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