12.10 MS/Windows/NT or MS/Windows/2000
Set up MS/Windows/NT or MS/Windows/2000 and it will automatically set up a dual boot for any DOS or MS/Windows/95 system installed. If you install MS/Windows/95 after installing MS/Windows/NT it will break the MS/Windows/NT boot mechanism and you’ll have to repair it.
Next install Linux but don’t let lilo install a master boot record (although in my recipe below I do). Instead have it install a boot record to the root partition. You probably also want to create a boot floppy so you can boot your Linux system the first time after installation.
MINI and Velox: After compiling the kernel set up
dual boot. Use LILO to install boot sect in MBR. On MINI
# lilo Added 2.2.18 *
After running lilo (if you overwrite the master boot
record—MBR) you can no longer boot into MS/Windows/NT immediately. But,
lilo stores a backup MBR in /boot/boot.0300, so don’t
despair. Copy the lilo boot sector to file then restore the
MS/Windows/NT MBR using
The recipe is:
# dd if=/dev/hda of=/root/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1 # mcopy /root/bootsect.lnx a: # lilo -u /dev/hda # reboot (into NT) C:\>copy a:\bootsect.lnx c:\bootsect.lnx C:\>attrib -s -r c:\boot.ini C:\>notepad c:\boot.ini [boot loader] timeout=5 default=C:\bootsect.lnx [operating systems] C:\bootsect.lnx="Debian GNU/Linux" multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows..." multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows..." C:\>attrib +s +r c:\boot.ini C:\>reboot (into Linux)
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