Re: dual-booting with debian
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On Sunday 27 October 2002 6:28 pm, Charles Thomas Harris wrote:
> I currently use redhat linux, but I am interested in trying debian linux.
> I am a graduate student and have recently purchased a laptop with
> Windows 2000, which I need for research applications. However, I would
> like to dual boot the machine with debian. The linux boxes I
> maintain are devoted to linux, so I'm not too familiar with dual
> booting. Where can I find the necessary documentation for this task?
This is not the only way - but assuming you can get as far as creating some
empty partitions (one for swap and one or more for the linux root and other
parts of the file system) - just install debian into one of the partitions
(hda3 in this example) and edit /etc/lilo.conf and run /sbin/lilo somewhat
like the following
First put lilo in the MBR - using the boot parameter in /etc/lilo.conf
# Specifies the boot device. This is where Lilo installs its boot
# block. It can be either a partition, or the raw device, in which
# case it installs in the MBR, and will overwrite the current MBR.
You want to be able to select one or other of the operating systems and have a
then use stanzas of the form
to specify all the boot options.
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