Originally posted by SolarBear
Hi. I'm having pretty much the same problem as squirrels, except I chose to not install LILO during installation. Last time I did it, it completely messed my MBR and I had to use Windows' recovery console and fixmbr.
Now when I try to run LILO I get a "/etc/lilo.conf: No such file or directory" error. So I created an empty file for LILO to run, but I'm not exaclty sure of what to put in it. Or should I use GRUB ? Or Windows' bootloader ?
XP is alone on my /dev/hda. My Linux partition is on /dev/hdb1.
I DID get XP to dual-boot with Linux.
Sounds like you're trying to run /sbin/lilo without a lilo.conf file in your /etc directory. lilo.conf tells the LILO installer how to configure the boot loader. You can't just make it blank...it tells LILO where your kernels are, how to boot them, etc...
I just run liloconfig
as root and it takes you through the process of creating lilo.conf (including how to add your DOS/Windows partition as an option at boot time) and allows you to save it to /etc...then once you get more familiar with it you can tweak it manually.