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Old 07-12-2006, 01:19 PM   #1
phionex00
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LiLo with out linux installation


hi i want to install lilo in the mbr with out going through a full installation of linux cuz i need to sort out the drives on my comp before i can do a full install down the line.
i have madriva 10 live cd and have try'd /sbin/lilo but nothing must be something to do with the fact that its a live cd ??? (i have a very basic under standing of linux by the way) oh if its any help i have to hd's c: and D: and 2 installations of xp pro one of which i will be doind away with when i get everthing sorted
any help would be great

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Old 07-12-2006, 01:28 PM   #2
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I guess I don't understand your reason for installing lilo before you have a full install. If you have two XP installs, they should have their own bootloader which should be all you need...
 
Old 07-12-2006, 01:39 PM   #3
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one of the XP installations is old and when i installed the newer version there was/is only one version available on the boot loader plus i like the new LILO
 
Old 07-12-2006, 01:54 PM   #4
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I still don't see the point of what you are trying to do. Tell us the configuration you want to wind up with--eg dual boot with windows and linux---and we can tell you how to get there.

To boot two windows installations, you only have to edit "boot.ini".

I don't know why lilo would not install from a live CD, but why bother unless you need it?
 
Old 07-12-2006, 01:54 PM   #5
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Sorry, not sure how to install lilo without linux on the hard drive.

Here's a link to edit your NTLDR boot.ini file though.

Or try Smart Boot Manager for the short term.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 12:08 AM   #6
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i have madriva 10 live cd and have try'd /sbin/lilo but nothing must be something to do with the fact that its a live cd ???
No. You need to do one of two things:

1. Create an /etc/lilo.conf (which will only reside in RAM, since you're using a live CD) before running lilo.
2. Instead of creating a lilo.conf, pass lilo the information on the command-line.
 
  


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