Linux - NewbieThis 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!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
the indent means that the following item is within the unindented one.
hmm. are you sure windows is installed to that partition? you said you installed windows before installing linux. why is it on hda5 then? normally it would be on hda1... if you created a complete partition table beforehand I can see how this might have happened. if you're sure that windows is installed on hda5, are you sure it installed correctly? are you sure you didn't accidentally install linux over it? it doesn't sound to me like hda5 contains a working install of windows.
the only other thing i can think of is that maybe the windows partition needs to be flagged as bootable in the partition table. i don't think this is true though, and i'm not in front of my computer so i can't check. i guess in order to help more, i'll need to see exactly how your machine is set up. please post your /etc/fstab file, your entire /etc/lilo.conf file, and the output of
fdisk -l /dev/hda
sorry nothing has worked so far, hopefully your windows installation is fine and it's just a configuration error
well well well. i have no idea how or why, but all your partitions are hda15 etc. instead of hda5. in fact, your setup doesn't make much sense to me at all. i'm amazed you can boot linux! but anyway, as long as it's working, i won't tell you to mess with it. here's what i would do:
first your windows lilo entry to this:
and then, if you want to be able to access your windows partition from linux, you can add a new line to your fstab
and add this line:
/dev/hda15 /mnt/windows auto defaults,umask=000 0 0
now when you boot up your computer, you should be offered the choice of which OS to boot, and if you boot linux, you should be able to access all your windows files and directories through /mnt/windows
I made a mistake in copying the ./fdisk call hahah.....that's why the headers had weird number like 12 13 15. either way it shouldn't make a differnece in what you said since i can just replaced 15 with 5.
when you say change my lilo entry, do you mean add that piece of code or change the entire lilo so that there is only those 3 lines of code.( i just added it to the end, so my lilo still looks identical to the way it was before).
When I run lilo now it says the following
./lilo.conf :line 1: promp:command not found
.lilo.conf: line 8:lba2:command not found
./lilo.conf: line 13:read-only:command not found