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Old 05-14-2005, 05:19 PM   #1
jackuess
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booting wndows from SATA disk using lilo


I've installed Slackware 10.1 on an PATA disk. Since before I had win2000 on an SATA disk, so set up a dual boot using lilo. The IDE disk is the first one in the boot order set by BIOS. However I cant get lilo to boot the windows partition properly. When I choose windows from the menu, nothing happens.

Another weird thing about my configuration is that the linux swap partition is visible in windows. It appears as H:. When you look at it it contains a boot.ini file and other "windows boot files", and when I test chkdsk on it is says that it can't be run on disk with the filesystem RAW. I doubt that this has anything to do with my real problem, but I find it very peculiar.

My real question is: why will lilo not boot my windows partition?

Here is my /etc/lilo.conf:

Code:
boot = /dev/fd0
prompt
timeout = 50
lba32

vga = 773
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hda2
  label = Linux
  read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking

other = /dev/sda1
  label = Win2000
As you see I install lilo to a disk floppy. This is just because I want the configuration to work properly before I write it to MBR, but this can't be the source of the problem, right?

EDIT:
I just remembered that I didn't have the IDE disk connected when I installed win2k. I don't know if that could have anything to do with it.

Last edited by jackuess; 05-16-2005 at 05:10 AM.
 
  


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