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Chilling_Silence
01-10-2002, 04:58 PM
When installing RedHat lInux 7.2 onto my primary HDD, it gave me the option of installing the bootloaded (I tried Brub, but it chose Lilo instead) in the MBR or on the first part of the disk, I chose the second option.

I'm wanting now to install Win2K back onto the m/c, but on a second HDD, How would I do this??

Cheers

Chilling_Silence

Graham L
01-10-2002, 05:10 PM
Have a look at the HOWTOs. ;-) It's much easier to have all Windows versions installed before Linux. Will W2k allow you to install it on a disk other than C:? Linux certainly will.

Since you have only just installed RH, I'd be inclined to wipe it, install W2k, then install RH again. The second time will be easier ... regard the first one as practice.

Merlin
01-10-2002, 05:47 PM
Senario 1.
There is a FAT16 primary partition on the first physical hard drive.
Install 2000 as usual except place the Winnt folder on a partition on the second physical drive.


Senario 2.
There is no FAT16 primary partition on the first physical hard drive.
Use Partition Magic to create a FAT16 primary partition on the first physical hard drive.


Senario 3.
There is no FAT16 primary partition on the first physical hard drive.
Swap the drives so master becomes slave and vice versa.
Disable the second (slave) hard drive in BIOS or unplug it.
Set the first (master) HDD as active/bootable and install 2000 as usual.

Install a boot loader - System Commander will access operating systems on second or third HDDs, can't remember if Boot Magic will.
Restore the second HDD and configure the boot loader.


Do the above at your own risk.
Backup all critical data before performing the above.