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you know exactly the hardrive name on which winxp is on and you checked that the path of that drive is the same as in the path in the lilo.conf ?, check for those. Also do a search in the forum for any post relating to this one, maybe you'll find something.
Originally posted by zLinuxz you converted your win2k partition into an NTFS??
Yep. I dont understand why someone would buy an NT type system and use a crappy file system like FAT32. Not like NTFS is much better, but for the people in my life that use my PC, it gives me just a little bit more file security.
As for my problem... I tried running etc/lilo and it seemed to work fine.. no errors. But my problem still remains.
Last edited by Stephanie_new; 06-18-2002 at 10:41 AM.
Originally posted by Stephanie I was wondering if there are any known issues with LILO being unable to boot WinXP if it is residing on a ntoher hard drive.
Currently, linux does see the drive and such, but when I select WinXP to boot, it prints a whole bunch of really funky characters and freezes.
What up with that?
Do you have more than one hard drive and what is installed on which drive? Which drive is lilo installed on?
If lilo is installed on hda, you could try restoring the mbr of hda and make the partition xp is on the active partition. Then see if xp will boot without lilo. Make sure you have a disk that can boot back into linux.