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Old 10-07-2003, 01:06 PM   #1
ivanatora
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Multibooting with winXP - big problem!


Yesterday I had an windows partition (/dev/hda1, winME) and a linux partition (/dev/hda5, slack9). Today I decided to replace the winME with winXP. I choose Upgrade instalation. After the instalation process my PC restarts and shows LILO (XP didn't write MBR!? maybe the install process is not completed, yet) with two options - DOS and Linux exactly as before. When I choose DOS it starts loading somethin.. and after a few seconds I got an error. Something like that:
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blablalbabla \WINDOWS\system32\config\system, blablabla file is missing or corupted, blablabla windows can't continue loading, to repair blablabla boot from the CD and pres 'r' at the first screen
I did so - the XP setup copied some files (about 10 minutes job) and my box restarted again. I got LILO screen again.. and the error.
So, I think that something should be changed in lilo.conf to load winXP properly. Am I right? What should I change? Or there is another solution of that problem?

P.S. I can see the file that is claimed to be missing trough the Slack. /dev/hda1 is mounted (vfat, I haven't decided to replace with NTFS)

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Old 10-07-2003, 02:55 PM   #2
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I tried removing LILO via # lilo -u. In this time when the PC starts and tries to boot from the hd suddenly it starts to write '40' onto the whole screen. "40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40..." and so on. lilo -u also tells me something about the old timestamps.. what does that means?

Btw, here is the output from # fdisk -l if that helps:
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# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 15.0 GB, 15020457984 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1826 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1      1274  10233373+   c  Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2          1275      1826   4433940    5  Extended
/dev/hda5          1275      1814   4337518+  83  Linux
/dev/hda6          1815      1826     96358+  82  Linux swap
Please help!
 
Old 10-07-2003, 03:21 PM   #3
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No one can help?? Anybody??
After several hours reading forums and web topics I'm even more confused that I was before! Please help!
 
  


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