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samsin1
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]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOWS
[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:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(0)linux

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

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

Bootpart:
http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm

Instructions:
http://home.ubalt.edu/abento/linux/redhat-...dualbootNT.html

In the instructions ... go to Create dual-booting in NT/2000
Hemant
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 OS.in 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
c:bootsect.lnx="Linux"
save the file and reboot ur System.and enjoy a dual bual boot system
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