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Old 04-30-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
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Unhappy backtrack3


i successfully install backtrack 3 but i cant see windows option anywhere in my lilo boot loader
 
Old 04-30-2010, 01:30 PM   #2
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Hello,

Can you clarify a bit on how you installed BackTrack? Did you let the installer use all your disk, erasing the Windows partition?

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Old 04-30-2010, 01:51 PM   #3
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Can you clarify a bit on how you installed BackTrack? Did you let the installer use all your disk, erasing the Windows partition?

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i did not erase the windows partition with windows xp i install backtrack3.
i think have to give some command to lilo for windows xp please help me.
 
Old 04-30-2010, 02:00 PM   #4
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Hi,

Open a terminal and type:
Code:
liloconfig
If I'm not mistaking you should be presented with an option to install automatically or expert mode. Choose expert mode and next Windows partition. Not sure how to take it from there though. Don't have a dual boot available (not with Windows) to test.

If I remember well then after the liloconfig you'll have to run lilo and after reboot you should be presented with the option to boot Windows.

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Old 04-30-2010, 02:26 PM   #5
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Hi,

Open a terminal and type:
Code:
liloconfig
If I'm not mistaking you should be presented with an option to install automatically or expert mode. Choose expert mode and next Windows partition. Not sure how to take it from there though. Don't have a dual boot available (not with Windows) to test.

If I remember well then after the liloconfig you'll have to run lilo and after reboot you should be presented with the option to boot Windows.

Kind regards,

Eric
is there any way to do it manually because as i am going for add windows in lilo it says that you have to begin with a new lilo header i am not getting it i gave a path also but how can i save that setting of lillo.
please i am very new to this
 
Old 04-30-2010, 02:37 PM   #6
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Hello,

You can edit lilo.conf manually and run lilo after that to apply the changes. These are the lines you need in lilo.conf (of course partition names might be different):
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#Windows
other = /dev/sda1
label = Windows_XP
table = /dev/sda
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:38 PM   #7
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Hello,

Just found this on the internet, think you might find it very useful.

Dual boot BackTrack 3 and Windows XP.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 04-30-2010, 02:42 PM   #8
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thank you very much for support i have done with that
 
Old 04-30-2010, 02:43 PM   #9
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Hello,

Do you mean you got it working? Are you able to boot into Windows? Is everything working as it should? If so, I'm glad it worked out.

If you consider your question/problem solved then please mark it as such using the Thread Tools.

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Eric
 
Old 04-30-2010, 03:06 PM   #10
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Do you mean you got it working? Are you able to boot into Windows? Is everything working as it should? If so, I'm glad it worked out.

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Eric
ya its working thanks dude
 
Old 04-30-2010, 03:13 PM   #11
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You're welcome bud!

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