PC Quest: Booting Linux with the Win 2k Boot Loader
Aug 19, 2000, 16:06 (2 Talkback[s])
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"If you've installed Linux while retaining an existing Windows
installation, you know you can switch between the Windows and Linux
OSs by typing in the correct label at the LILO: prompt. For
example, if your Windows installation was named "dos" (which it is
by default), type in "dos" at the LILO: prompt and you can boot
into Windows without any problem. This is nothing but the Linux
boot loader at work."
"However, for those of you who've used Win NT/2000, you have a
different boot loader. NT shows a menu of currently installed
operating systems and lets you switch between them by using the
arrow keys and pressing "Enter" on the highlighted choice. Win 2000
doesn't show you a list of choices by default, although you have
the option to see if you wish."
"This article will show you how to get Linux as an option in
the Win 2000 boot menu under three different configurations--when
Win 2000 is already installed and you want to install Linux, when
Linux is already installed and you want to install Win 2000, and
finally when both are installed and LILO is the boot loader.
Most of these instructions should work with NT 4 too, but haven't
been tested with it."