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> Boot.ini File In Double Configuation, boot.ini line
post Jul 12 2004, 08:17 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I have a dual hard drive setup with windows xp and debian linux and I am trying to edit the boot.ini so that I can boot directly to linux without the floopy. I have linux as the slave and not the primary boot. The boot.ini looks like this:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
C:CMDCONSBOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

Would the line for the linux hd be:


if my linux hd is formated with the boot partition first?

Thanks for the help!
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post Jul 12 2004, 09:15 PM
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Its GNU/

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It isn't as easy as just updating the boot.ini file ... but there is a product to make it a little easier.



In the instructions ... go to Create dual-booting in NT/2000

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post Jul 13 2004, 09:54 AM
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This is the solution:
1.copy a file called bootsect.lnx from the boot partition of ur linux system
to a formatted blank floppy.use following commands:-
dd if=/dev/hdb5 of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1
mount /mnt/floppy
cp /bootsect.lnx /mnt/floppy
umount /mnt/floppy
2.exit form the linux.and boot in to your windows the C drive of windows
there is a file called boot.ini.edit this file and put the following lines at
at the end of the file
save the file and reboot ur System.and enjoy a dual bual boot system

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