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Old 07-20-2005, 11:32 PM   #16
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How strange?
 
Old 07-20-2005, 11:47 PM   #17
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It's a little confusing to me. Like the PC with XP on the separate HD won't give up the boot command. The laptop runs great in Linux or XP. I loaded the boot file on the XP HD first and didn't get it to boot. Then I switched boot priority to the second HD and loaded the boot there with no luck.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 07:52 AM   #18
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the partition needs to be flagged as bootable for it to boot. (This is telling the computer: yes, I know what I'm doing, this one is able to be booted) This is really easy using knoppix and cfdisk.

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Old 07-21-2005, 08:41 AM   #19
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I'm sure it already is, do you just set the boot table in LILO.conf?

Or is there some other way of flagging as bootable?
 
Old 07-21-2005, 05:57 PM   #20
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using cfdisk- it is possible to flag multiple partitions as bootable. Sorry, I'm not a lilo guru. (I prefer grub) so I can't help you there.

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Old 07-22-2005, 01:53 PM   #21
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cfdisk will not read windows partitions.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 03:15 PM   #22
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cfdisk will not read windows partitions.
It doesn't have to read the partition, it only needs to recognise the filesystem type - FAT, NTFS, DOS etc.

Are you still having problems booting windows? If so, post the output of

# fdisk -l

and the contents of /etc/lilo.conf

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Old 07-22-2005, 03:29 PM   #23
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I'm afraid it wont even pick hdb filesystem or anything!

I will do as suggested and post back soon.
 
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to do see the partition table of hdb under cfdisk (and others, I guess) is to use the command cfdisk /dev/hdb to start cfdisk.

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Old 07-22-2005, 04:46 PM   #25
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I'm afraid it wont even pick hdb filesystem or anything!
Do you see the correct information for hdb in the output of

$ dmesg | grep hdb
 
  


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