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Old 09-29-2002, 12:02 PM   #1
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LILO: Just a quick question BEFORE I screw things up.....

My current partition table is:

/dev/hda1 = 1.99gb FAT16 Partition

/dev/hda2 = 500mb ext3 /boot

/dev/hda3 = 8gb ext3 /

/dev/hda4 = Linux Swap

/dev/hdb1 = Windows XP - 80gb

Now, here's the kicker - /hdb1 is on a Promise Ultra 100 controller - which shouldn't really affect anything because the actual XP bootloader is on /dev/hda1.

My question is simply - if everything boots off of /dev/hda1 should my lilo.conf just need the line(s):


I shouldn't be pointing lilo twards /dev/hdb1 because it doesn't actually boot from there -- right? :-)

Old 09-29-2002, 03:24 PM   #2
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Leave it like that, lilo needs to know where Xp boots from. Don't forget that lilo loads before XP.
Old 09-29-2002, 05:08 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply - it worked just fine (thankfully, otherwise I'd have to write another XP boot sector. AGAIN!) :-)


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