Installing Second Os linux in single hard disk

By premkumardr
Jan 2, 2007
  1. Hi All,

    I am going to install second OS linux on the single hard disk. The single hard disk is abt 80GB which is partioned into 4 logical drives each 20 GB. ie., C:,E:,F:,G:,. I have converted F: and G: into linux ext2 by using parition magic tool. Then i tryed to reboot the machine from the cd i dont start from CD it went straight into windows. I am missing some of the steps to perform here. Kindly suggestion me to steps.. Thanks in advance

    With regards
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    You forgot to tell your machine to boot from the CD. See the BIOS setup.

    Also, it is better to just delete the partitions and let the Linux installer to recreate them when you install.
  3. premkumardr

    premkumardr TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I pressed F8 when rebooting my machine which gives me the option to boot from cd-rom when I press enter it boots windows. Kindly help me. Tell me whether to how to unpartioned the space

  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    Are you sure your Linux CD is bootable?

    Just delete the partitions. Every partition management program gives you the option.
  5. premkumardr

    premkumardr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes, The Cd is bootable. I will try it after deleting the parition

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