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Old 04-24-2007, 07:47 PM   #1
CharlesWinston
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All kinds of problems with LILO and GRUB...


I've been tinkering around with VectorLinux for the last few days and have yet to gain access to my second harddrive (with win xp) yet... i've been through trying to persuade lilo to load but with no success... so i'm now looking at installing grub... i've been reading the installation instructions carefully and following them to the best of my ability but have not had any success (trying to install in linux)... could someone either help me with a way to fix the lilo problem or replace lilo with grub (walkthrough style)? I would very much appreciate the effort...

hda = vector linux
hdb = windows xp (unaccesible through lilo, just hangs with the statement "loading windows"...

lilo.conf

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
default = linux
prompt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
reset
bitmap = /boot/bitmap/boot.bmp
# 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


# End LILO global section
# Partition 1 : DOS/Windows
other = /dev/hdb1
label = Windows
table = /dev/hdb

# Partition 2: Linux GUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda1
label = linux
append = " "
read-only

# Partition 3: Linux TUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda1
label = linux-tui
append = "2 "
read-only

# Partition 4: Linux GUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda1
label = linux-gui
append = "4 "
read-only


And here is what I get when I try to install GRUB... (don't even know if current lilo setup will conflict with new grub install... will it?...

vector:/~/GRUB
root:# grub-install /dev/hda
grub-probe: error: unknown filesystem
Auto-detection of a filesystem module failed.
Please specify the module with the option `--modules' explicitly.



Please help... I'm lost...
 
Old 04-24-2007, 08:02 PM   #2
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Windows will not boot from a secondary HDD. Ask MS why. I don't know. The solution is mapping drives in Lilo conf to present hdb as primary IDE drive. See Lilo documentation how to do it, can't tell you from memory. Serching these forums will help, too.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply... I'm trying to locate that information now but am not having much luck yet... strange that with GRUB i never had this problem... maybe someone knows specifically how i can get lilo to find windows on the second hard drive through lilo.conf?

Charles Winston
 
Old 04-24-2007, 08:19 PM   #4
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http://www.redhat.com/support/resour...ootloader.html

Learn how to use this: http://www.google.com/linux
 
Old 04-24-2007, 08:30 PM   #5
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Perfect!

Thank you very, very much,

Charles Winston
 
Old 04-24-2007, 08:45 PM   #6
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You are welcome!
 
  


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