LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-19-2005, 08:53 AM   #1
myprecius
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
cant boot into VLOS... HELP!!!


i have installed Vidalinux 1.1 on my compaq laptop of which i already have XP pro installed.

everytime i boot. i'll get into XP automatically while i'm supposed to be directed to VLOS.

during installation i've opted for GRUB to install the boot info on the first partition instead of MBR as advised by the installer.

can anyone help?


system config :

Compaq Presario 2145AF
Pentium 4 2.4GHz -M
40 GB HDD (internal)
512 DDR RAM


i have 2 hdd. 1 internal hdd (40gb) and the other one is external USB hdd at 120gb capacity.

i have partitioned my internal hard into 4 partitions. (the external hdd is irrelevant to this topic).

the VIdalinux was installed on the first partition and XP on the second.
the XP partition (2nd prttn) is "marked active". i can't mark active the first partition after reformat it into et3 file system, and dont know if it matters.

below is what it looks like in my XP boot.ini

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
 
Old 06-19-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
fair_is_fair
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Posts: 516

Rep: Reputation: 52
You should have installed the boot loader into the mbr.

You can reinstall the linux bootloader or you can install GAG which will boot both operating systems and any subsequent operating systems you install without fuss.

http://gag.sourceforge.net/
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dual boot SUSE/XP But SUSE wont let me boot or see boot menu Hairulfr SUSE / openSUSE 9 08-17-2005 01:57 PM
failed features: boot.shm boot.loadmodules boot.swap cccc SUSE / openSUSE 1 08-08-2005 08:23 AM
Error while compiling in gentoo (vlos) corbintechboy Linux - Distributions 3 07-31-2005 04:04 PM
Vlos wireless wlan ? Whynot Linux - Distributions 1 04-03-2005 05:00 AM
DUAL BOOT - WIN XP cant be seen/boot on boot - pls help Bluiee Linux - Newbie 1 05-25-2004 06:29 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration