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Old 11-11-2003, 12:59 PM   #1
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Dual Boot Question


I tried Mandrake & Red Hat 9. Both of them deleted my windows MBR. So i couldnt boot to widows. I dl'ed Knoppix b4 i tired RH and i liked it. So after Red Hat didnt work i did the install trick for knoppix. i got it runnin on my comp and it works fine.

my question is...can i use the LILO bootloader with a dual boot setup. i got winxp home...
 
Old 11-11-2003, 01:11 PM   #2
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Yes, but you need to be careful. Windows reinstallation usually overwrites it.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 02:00 PM   #3
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could u help me set it up?

i went into lili.conf file and im totally lost please help
 
Old 11-11-2003, 02:17 PM   #4
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Which is easier for a

GRUB or LILO?
 
Old 11-11-2003, 03:45 PM   #5
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Probably LILO. It's configuration file is easier to read (but it's a matter of personal taste).
What you need to add to /etc/lilo.conf:
Code:
other=/dev/hda1
        label=windows
Replace /dev/hda1 with the right partition name (/dev/hda1 is first primary partition on primary master disk, probably it's the one you need to use). Save the file and run 'lilo' (both edition and running lilo should be done as root). Then reboot to see if it works.
 
Old 11-11-2003, 06:29 PM   #6
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i did it the way i was...this guide and it tells u hot to setup the bootloader...

one problem...i used my linux boot up floppy and i guess i messed up cuz when i select "knoppix" in the bootloader, it says "L" and jsut sits there...i dont know if its waiting to boot cuz a DMA timout comes up when i use the boot floppy...it also happened when i had mandrake. if you know where i can get a boot floppy or if u could send the file on messenger i would appriciate it.
 
  


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