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Old 09-06-2002, 01:31 PM   #1
frankmail007
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Can't bootup from harddisk


Hi,

I just installed a RedHat Linux 7.3 on my PC. There is a windows 2000 there already. My problem is that after I installed the linux I can only see the W2K on the startup screen. The only way for me to bootup Linux is through the Linux bootup disk. I tried the following steps:

1. Startup linux by floppy.
2. Use dd if=/dev/hda7 of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1 to create bootsect.lnx.
3. Copy bootsect.lnx to another floppy.
4. Bootup to W2k.
5. Copy bootsect.lnx from floppy to c:\
6. Modifed boot.ini to add c:\bootsect.ini="Linux"
7. Restart. When I select Linux in the bootup screen. It still can't boot up linux. It only shows a blank screen there.

Can anybody help?

Thanks,

Frank
 
Old 09-06-2002, 02:34 PM   #2
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Most likely, you did NOT install lilo on /dev/hd*linux*. Do it again. My setup is identical. No probs here. Also, if you make changes to lilo, you must do that again. *.lnx.
 
Old 09-06-2002, 11:20 PM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply. But how do your know the lilo installed on which /dev/hdX? Do I need to reinstall Linux again?

Thx,

Frank
 
Old 09-08-2002, 11:20 AM   #4
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Not if your lilo.conf is properly configured. Make sure the first line points to your linux parition, then do

/sbin/lilo
 
  


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