Dual Boot Win2k example
From: Nate Cole firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Prereqs: Two floppies - format one to FAT,
the other will be a Linux boot floppy.
1a. Install W2k normal
2. Get a partition available for Linux. I used
3. Install Linux to your partition. Most modern
distros _ask_ where you want the boot entry. I
recommend putting it in the partition where Linux is
installed. W2k will _always_ put the MBR on the first
disk, and I won't stomp on it (though I'd like to :))
4. When asked, make a boot disk (important - if you
don't, you won't be able to boot Linux, as the first boot
loader found will run, W2k).
5. If you need to reboot, keep that floppy in
6. Log in as root. Look at /etc/lilo.conf and make
sure the default boot location is indeed where you installed.
If not, you can change it and apply by running
# dd if=/dev/hdc1 bs=512 count=1 of=bootsect.lnx
This takes the first 512 bytes from the partition holding
the boot record, and puts it into a file called bootsect.lnx.
Replace /dev/hdc1 with the partition you used.
8. mcopy that file to your _DOS_ floppy (don't forget
to mount it first):
# mcopy bootsect.lnx /mnt/floppy
9. Restart your machine, no floppies. The W2k
loader should show "normally" and get you right in to
10. Add an entry for W2k boot loader.
10a. In a command shell, copy the file a:\bootsect.lnx
10b. Make it read-only.
10c. attrib -r -h boot.ini and make a backup.
10d. Add an entry down by the bottom:
c:\bootsect.lnx="Boot the Greatest OS of All - Linux"
10e. attrib +r +h boot.ini