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    Default Dualboot System (WinXP + BT)

    Well it seems there are many people who have a dualboot system with Win and Backtrack so I followed as good as possible. But now I'm stucked.

    So this what I've done:
    Partition table:
    1. Windows Partition (NTFS)
    2. Data Partition (FAT32)
    3. BackTrack Partition (ext3)
    4. Swap

    I've already installed Windows and BackTrack. I told the installer to write MBR to /dev/hda but when I reboot Windows is starting and not, as mentioned in these guides, BackTrack.

    So I have just to install a BootLoader, right? But how? When I tried to install grub with grub-install --root-directory=/dev/hda4 i got an error saying "grub-setup couldn't be found at /sbin".
    Help would be nice.

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    Well thanks...

    But what is "cp --preserve ..." good for? I know copying the data from the CD-Rom to the harddisk. But it's not like a "real Installation". So it would be much slower, or?

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    cp --preserve is the actuall copy command i guess. im new to linux but i was told do every thing by command and you will learn quicker so i followed mutts command line video .the first time i ****ed it up with lilo the default boot manger so i tried the gui installer which didnt work because i guess it install to hda by default and my hd was sda so after alot o head ache i went back to mutts and it worked great. plus it was no longer or faste either way as far as i could tell. i gotta tell you the hd install has been covered extensivly if you SEARCH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical View Post
    Well thanks...

    But what is "cp --preserve ..." good for? I know copying the data from the CD-Rom to the harddisk. But it's not like a "real Installation". So it would be much slower, or?
    "cp" is the copy command.
    "--preserve" preserves the specified attributes( mode, ownership, timestamps)...

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    The video mentioned below is one of the most comprehensive/professional ones I have seen. Just finished and now up and running with the dual boot 20 minutes ago.

    The process follows a lilo boot....maybe watch the video and do the tail end of it...for the boot process.

    Good luck.

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    Default Well..

    Well i did this as well as i could and now upon reboot i get...

    Non-system disk or disk error
    replace and strike any key when ready

    any ideas?

    (No i didnt have xp actually installed just the ntfs empty partition f that matters)

    Oh my lilo conf file looked exactly like his

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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthredneck View Post
    Well i did this as well as i could and now upon reboot i get...

    Non-system disk or disk error
    replace and strike any key when ready

    any ideas?

    (No i didnt have xp actually installed just the ntfs empty partition f that matters)

    Oh my lilo conf file looked exactly like his
    Did you catch the error in the video around the 9 minute mark?

    He types /boot/boot/vmlinuz instead of /boot/vmlinuz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthredneck View Post
    Well i did this as well as i could and now upon reboot i get...

    Non-system disk or disk error
    replace and strike any key when ready

    any ideas?

    (No i didnt have xp actually installed just the ntfs empty partition f that matters)

    Oh my lilo conf file looked exactly like his
    INSTALL WINDOWS FIRST! Not just the NTFS partition.
    "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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    yes for an unknown reason you do need to install windows first..........
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