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Old 02-12-2005, 11:31 AM   #1
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lilo wont boot winxp anymore

I know there is a lot of questions/answers/resource related to this kind of problem. Believe me, I've tried a lot of thing but now I'm close to desperate. Anyway, here is my problem. Some time ago, lilo used to dual-boot my win xp and linux flawlessly, but now, it just wont do it. If I try to boot windows, I get the "loading windows" message and nothing happens. I really can't figure out what I have done wrong. The only "risky" thing that I have done recently is some kernel compile.

Here is my lilo.conf

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hdb
#compact        # faster, but won't work on all systems.
timeout = 50
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# ramdisk = 0     # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hda6
  label = Linux
  read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
  label = winxp
  table = /dev/hda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
Old 02-12-2005, 11:40 AM   #2
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Location: Bulgaria
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Hi there

I'm not a Pro il Linux but WIN is other thing


as i see LILO is doing its work properly

it is actualy loading the WIN loader

and there is your problem

Windows is the problematic part of the equasion

wish you luck
Old 02-12-2005, 11:55 AM   #3
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i had the same problem after clean install of Linux and actualy after repartitioning af the drives

the Win partition was HIDDEN it find it dut didnt load it just start a cycling restart after restar until i unhide it again

also some time

don't know why

it shouldn't do it but it did not load the win untill i make the win partition Active


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