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Old 08-03-2004, 06:49 PM   #1
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Sarge net install ISO


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?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 07:00 PM   #2
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Did you use the beta 4 installer?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 07:21 PM   #3
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Yes, I used the beta 4 installer.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 07:48 PM   #4
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You can install sid with Mepis.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 07:50 PM   #5
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you can add other operating systems to the grub or lilo configuration after install. it's not too hard. you just need to get used to a little bit of grub lingo.

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re...tml#s-bootgrub

basically, you need to edit "/boot/grub/menu.lst" and add in an entry for windows xp. you just need to figure out what drive and partition the windows bootloader is on...you can try

(hd0,0) then (hd0,1) and so on until you find the correct partition.

you can edit the boot command directly from grub during system boot by pressing highlighting the windows xp boot entry and pressing "e"

Code:
man grub
will give you more guidance than i can type right now.

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Old 08-03-2004, 09:35 PM   #6
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How do I tell LILO in the lilo.conf file to not automatically load Linux?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 10:04 PM   #7
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add or change a line to say "delay = 10" in "/etc/lilo.conf"

change "boot = /dev/hda" to reflect that partition that you wish to be highlighted to boot by default.

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LILO-3.html

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Old 08-03-2004, 10:42 PM   #8
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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?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 09:36 PM   #9
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try "/dev/hda1" or "/dev/hda4" as the 'root' setting until you find the correct partition for windows. i don't use lilo, so i haven't really become familiar with the syntax. try

man lilo
 
Old 08-05-2004, 05:16 PM   #10
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"How do I tell LILO in the lilo.conf file to not automatically load Linux?"

From MY lilo.conf:

# Boot up Linux by default.
#
default=Linux

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?"

as root:

cfdisk

From /etc/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.
#
# other=/dev/hda4
# label=HURD
# restricted
# alias=3

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.
 
  


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