Re: Help installing Debian 2.2r3 (formerly 2.2r17 - brain misfire )
On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 10:32:13AM -0600, LaGuardia, Kristofer S. wrote:
| Believe me, I don't want to give up on Debian. I would really really like
| to get it up and running. My biggest problem is Win2000 is installed on the
| C drive, or first drive, and Debian is installed on the D drive. I would
| like to stay with LILO if possible. I'm about to break down and install it
| onto the same drive as Win2000. I'll just make another partition on it...I
| have 20 gigs free on it so I don't have a problem with installing something
| else on it. Then some of the tutorials and the installation might make
Go with GRUB! It works beautifully. There is a Dell machine at work
that has win2k on the beginning of the (big) hard drive and RH on the
end. LILO (that came with RH6.2 anyways) had trouble booting Linux
because it was too far into the disk, and I couldn't get it to boot
win2k at all. Then I tried grub and had no trouble with either OS.
In addition, my home PC had win98 on the first hard disk (ide bus 0)
and Debian on the second hard disk (ide bus 1). LILO couldn't boot
linux because my BIOS was too crappy to boot from the second disk (it
was a compaq machine). After my good experience with grub at work I
tried it at home and it had no trouble dual-booting!
IMO grub is much easier to configure and use than lilo too.