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Having trouble installing Corel Linux

Old 07-21-01, 11:53 PM
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Having trouble installing Corel Linux

People tell me Corel Linux is a bad flavor of Linux, but great for beginners. Anyway, I completed the installation okay, but I think I forgot to do some proper settings. I also have Win2k installed on my comp and when I bootup, it goes straight to Win2k without giving me option to go to Linux. How do I fix this? How do I choose to go to Linux at boot time? Thx.
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Old 07-22-01, 12:32 AM
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You need to be running dual boot so when you start your computer it asks you what OS you want to boot, Win2K or Linux. To do this you would want to create 2 partitions on your hard drive and install Win2K on one partition and Linux on the other one.
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Old 07-22-01, 09:37 AM
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Originally posted by palebluedot
You need to be running dual boot so when you start your computer it asks you what OS you want to boot, Win2K or Linux. To do this you would want to create 2 partitions on your hard drive and install Win2K on one partition and Linux on the other one.
Already did that. Win2k on C drive and Linux on D drive. What do I do now?
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Old 07-22-01, 10:28 AM
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did you set up your bootloader? Most likely you want to use the linux bootloader that came with linux distro the other option is to use the win2k bootloader. you will need this program

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homep...t/bootpart.htm

I got the win2k bootloader to work, but it is not that easy.

I don't know what questions corel asks when you install but somewere it may have asked:

Were to install Lilo
A: In Master Boot Record
B: In the Linux partition

if you select A you will need, very important, to set it up to load windows and linux, if you select B you will need to use the windows loader or a boot disk to load linux. I am not sure but i think that if you didn't install any bootloader you can boot with a floppy but i can't remember.

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Old 07-22-01, 10:31 AM
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The best way to do it is get a program called System Commander.

Also, Partition Magic has a program called Boot Magic.
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