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Hemant
hi..friends...
i am a new linux user.i have tried to install red hat 7.0 with my
windows xp on the same computer without using any additional hard disk.
i have done all the required things and then created the boot disk.but
my system is not booting from the linux it always starts from xp and then
i was not able to login to linux.as a remedy i have tried to use LILO
in stead of boot disk then again when i restart the comp it boots from
windows only and i never get the familiar linux face.when i tried to open the boot disk in the windows the messege came that the disk is not
formatted but when i tried to fromat the disk widows failed format the
disk also.i am using a p4 comp with 256mb ram..plz suggest me what to do
Joey
What partition scheme do you have?

Were you able to boot into linux using the boot disk? You simply put the disk in the drive and reboot the machine. Upon boot-up it will load linux if the disk is alright.

Did you install/configure lilo/grub during the install? Did it install okay? Did it fail? What were the errors?
Hemant
i have done the partition using the fdisk dos.there r three logical and one
primary partition.then i have installed windows xp.here i have left 10gb
of space for linux.but when i tried to create partition for linux using linux
disk druid then the messege came that u alredy have root partition and
it was unable to create partition for linux root directory.now i have two
question how can i back up my widows file using fips and from where
i can get info about expert partition using linux fdisk.
Hemant
i have solved my problem.so plz don't reply to this piece if any one has
similar trouble.he/she can contact me...
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