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Old 06-17-2002, 11:13 AM   #1
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LILO problem booting WinXP


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?
 
Old 06-17-2002, 11:15 AM   #2
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well where is xp located.. what does lilo.conf say. i don't think there are any proper issues, but i've never used xp i'm glad to say...
 
Old 06-17-2002, 11:16 AM   #3
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I am not sure about winxp, i have no problem booting win2k with LILO. Both my linux and win2k are on separate drive.
 
Old 06-17-2002, 11:17 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 06-17-2002, 11:18 AM   #5
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your got fast fingers acid_kewpie,

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Old 06-17-2002, 01:21 PM   #6
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lilo.conf shows the drive is on hda and partition hda1, and that is correct.

Using those same settings, I could mount the drive just fine, that is before I converted it to NTFS.

Win2K does not give any grief, and neither does QNX. So I am confused.
 
Old 06-17-2002, 11:29 PM   #7
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Maybe you need to run /sbin/lilo.
 
Old 06-17-2002, 11:53 PM   #8
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I have WinXP on hda1 and linux on hda3... this is what that my lilo.conf looks like, if it helps you:

image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda3
label = Linux
read-only

other = /dev/hda1
label = WinXP
table = /dev/hda
 
Old 06-18-2002, 04:06 AM   #9
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you converted your win2k partition into an NTFS??
 
Old 06-18-2002, 09:40 AM   #10
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Quote:
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.

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Old 06-18-2002, 10:06 AM   #11
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Why don't you try making a boot disk on another winxp computer and then use that for the mean time?
Did you convert the partition before or after you had already installed windowsxp in it?

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Old 06-18-2002, 10:40 AM   #12
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I converted to NTFS after I installed Linux LILO boot loader.
 
Old 06-18-2002, 10:38 PM   #13
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Re: LILO problem booting WinXP

Quote:
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.
 
Old 06-19-2002, 09:04 AM   #14
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my scenario is as follow:

hda: win2k
hdb: Redhat
hdc: SuSE

RedHat's LILO on MBR

an example of my lilo.conf


image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10
label=redhat
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.7-10.img
read-only
root=/dev/hdb3

image=/boot/vmlinuz-suse
root=/dev/hdc1
label=suse
initrd=/boot/initrd-suse
read-only


other=/dev/hda1
table=/dev/hda
optional
label=Winblows

u might want to run lilo and follow-by lilo -q

luck!
 
Old 06-19-2002, 09:54 AM   #15
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Oh noooooooooo!

Don't tell me LILO can't boot WinXP!! I was planning to install Linux tonight!!
 
  


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