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Where do I get a Sarge net install ISO that either doesn't use the new installer or has a version of the new installer that correctly detects all my partitions? It failed to see my Windows XP Pro NTFS partition when installing GRUB for some reason. When I tried LILO it failed to see both my FAT16 FreeDOS install and my NTFS partition. Do I just need to update LILO to the latest version to fix this?
Thanks for that info, I also need to figure out which position my NTFS partition is and I don't have any partitioning tools installed. I think it's either hda1 or hda4, but I'm not sure which and how do I add that to my lilo.conf? The man page wasn't much help and the howtos are cryptic at best. How do I force LILO to display a boot menu instead of bypassing it entirely?
"How do I tell LILO in the lilo.conf file to not automatically load Linux?"
From MY lilo.conf:
# Boot up Linux by default.
i've never tried this, i only got debian on my box, but you can try commenting this line or adding the name of your Windows XP.
"I also need to figure out which position my NTFS partition is and I don't have any partitioning tools installed. I think it's either hda1 or hda4, but I'm not sure which and how do I add that to my lilo.conf?"
# If you have another OS on this machine to boot, you can uncomment the
# following lines, changing the device name on the `other' line to
# where your other OS' partition is.
it seems to me once you find out where XP is (with cfdisk), you put in the first line, change the label to =Windows XP. make sure you uncomment every line, like i said, i've never had to do this, so give it a shot, write down the original configuration in case it doesn't work.