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This is odd. When I set up lilo.conf with linux as the default I can boot into Windows just fine.
However, when I set Windows as the default, we get as far as the Windows graphic screen, but nothing else happens. I have to reboot to continue back to LILO.
Current lilo.conf is:
default=XYZ (see below)
[other entires which are ignored]
...where XYZ is either "linux" (which works fine); or "windows" which appears to work but hangs. To repeat if the default is "linux" selecting Windows manually works fine. The position of the entries in the list makes no difference
there was no option that asked you to chose one of those two?
well....I don't know if it would even matter...I was just wondering how you had it setup.
originally, who did you have as default, linux or windows??
and when you edited the file...did you run lilo? so that changed would take effect?
OK, full story -- system is on a Compaq which has BIOS setup utilitites on a hidden partition, which is a boot option during POST.
Linux identifies this partition as hda3. I want to have setup, windows and Linux as separate lilo options.
Originally the default of bootig to linux worked fine.
I've edited lilo.conf several times to see the effects of setting different boot options as default etc. Everthing works OK EXCEPT setting windows as the default. If linux is the default I can manually swith to windows and have it load perfectly. If it's the default it starts then just hangs.
I had hoped this was nothing to do with the hidden partition, but I've just discovered that's working a bit flakily too. Oh, and yes, I did run lilo after each edit.