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Old 06-11-2003, 08:27 AM   #1
g3nk1
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Exclamation boot loader troubles. HELP!


i had windows xp
i partitioned a drive via partition magic 8.0 (made a swap (set before c: ) and ext2 partition (set after c: ) and set mount for ext2 as / and set as primary)
i restarted after i partitioned and the intel boot loader kicked in and said it couldnt load the os. so i put in the red hat 9.0 cd and installed it (and installed lilo), but when i restarted, i was still getting the "couldn't load os" error. I found that I could in fact get into red hat 9.0, but only if i use the linux boot disk and I can't get into Windows Xp.

I'm a n00b when it comes to linux, but i think lilo isn't workign correctly. PLEASE HELP ME!

thx
 
Old 06-11-2003, 09:11 AM   #2
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try starting windows of the XP CD, and going to the repair console, and rebuild the mbr. (in the repair console type

help

there is a command in there to repairmbr or something real close. that will mean that you can't boot to linux, without a bootdisk / cd, but you should be able to reinstall lilo once you are in there.
 
  


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