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Old 11-08-2003, 05:33 AM   #1
mudelf
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Lilo: Dual boot Debian & Win 2000


Can anyone help me with the necessary lilo.conf setup in order to
Dual boot my PC.

Currently it has a Debian 3 which is the dominant system on hda1 with Lilo on the mbr and Win 2000 on hdb1.

I installed Windows FIRST and Debian second so as to prevent Windows overwriting things.

When installing Debian, the installer said that it could see Windows and has added:-

Windows IS installed as an NTFS however I am running a Debian Flavour which can read NTFS --- is this ok?

other=/dev/hdb1
label="WinNT(hdb1)"



When I start the system Lilo begins and presents the options. Debian (mbr) starts fine, but Windows just sits there and does nothing.

This is my lilo.conf file --- any ideas ...



# Support LBA for large hard disks.
#
lba32

boot=/dev/hda
root=/dev/hda2
install=/boot/boot-menu.b
map=/boot/map

delay=20
prompt
timeout=150
# prompt
# single-key
# delay=100
# timeout=100

# Specifies the VGA text mode at boot time. (normal, extended, ask, <mode>)
#
# vga=ask
# vga=9
#
vga=normal


# Boot up Linux by default.
#
default=Linux

image=/vmlinuz
label=Linux
read-only
# restricted
# alias=1

image=/vmlinuz.old
label=LinuxOLD
read-only
optional
# restricted
# alias=2

# 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
other=/dev/hda1
label="Linux(hda1)"

other=/dev/hdb1
label="WinNT(hdb1)"
table=/dev/hdb1
 
Old 11-08-2003, 09:33 AM   #2
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Does this make any sense? http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-us.../msg13040.html
 
Old 11-08-2003, 11:10 AM   #3
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Try changing

table=/dev/hdb1

to

table=/dev/hda

in the other=........... NT entry

Once you've saved lilo.conf - then type

/sbin/lilo

on the command line to make the changes take effect

then reboot and see..
 
Old 11-12-2003, 02:55 AM   #4
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Got it !

Tried to remap the drives but Windows was having none of it so I am disgusted to say that I had to start from scratch and reinstall Windows on the 1st hd and Linux on the Second and all seems fine -

Debian saw Windows at the install and added a Lilo entry which worked first time.

Thanks for all your help!
 
  


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