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ok , forget the master/slave part, ur fdisk output indicates that xp is on hdb, sorry , change the entry for WindowsXP to hdb2, and execute the lilo command, by the way u mentioned two entries for WindowsXp but the "default=WindowsXP" entry just says that the default os to be loaded is Windows Xp, that's why u have a ' * ' after the WindowsXP*, if there's noerror in the lilo output it ought to work,
i've got to go , later
To get around all the troubles I had w/ dual booting I just created a boot disk and left XP as the primary boot partition. Now I just stick in the floppy when I want to boot Linux and leave it out for XP (my goodness the bootdisk has been in my floppy for a while )
could you be a little more specific on what commands i have to type?
search by grub windows xp linux map ??? what ??
and where do i add the map hd stuff and chainloader and makeactive ???
and with lilo......
i put that in there and
[root@resnet73-227 etc]# lilo
Fatal: No images have been defined.
[root@resnet73-227 etc]# Mutex destroy failure: Device or resource busy
kdeinit: Fatal IO error: client killed
kdeinit: sending SIGHUP to children.
kdeinit: sending SIGTERM to children.
Those lines of code were not meant to be added to your lilo.conf file, but instead your grub.conf file, the rpm command was meant to be used in the Konsole or Terminal, u'll probably have it installed in your system unless you opted for not installing it,
it's a file called grub.conf , u can find it by typing the following command in the terminal --
to change from lilo to grub check your control center link in the menus, there'll be an option for boot,
do u have a windows recovery disk
if u do put it in the drive boot from the disc and choose install only system files this will install xp back into the boot sector of youre Hard disk do not choose format and recover just recover
once u have done that u should have access to it from lilo
i know that stuff was for lilo.. i put it in there and it gave me the error i reported.
i already knew where grub was, and i installed it like anderson silva said:
rpm -qa | grep grub
and it worked..
there is no option for boot in my menus..
I still dont know where to type in that stuff to edit grub.conf
understand me, i know where grub.conf is, but i dont know where in the file to put those lines
I <<had>> a windows recover disk but, being the roommate of a slob, it is no longer in my possesion.
Nothing is ever where i leave it... so no disk