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Old 09-17-2003, 08:28 AM   #1
Black_Mage666
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HELP! Dualboot wont let me choose windows


i first made 2 partitions with Partition Magic 8 by telling it i wwanted to install another OS
after making the 2 partition (ext2 and swap) PM8 made my windows partition hidden
after installing linux mandrake 9.1 i wanted to boot into Win XP again, but the dualboot windows (lilo?) only displays
Linux
linux......(forgot what i sayed)
safemode(somethingm like that)
floppy

and not windows

in the configuration center i did a search for other OSes and it found 3 NT so i tried that, but everytime i reboot the dualboot windows stayes the same only saying the first 4 options
i also made the windows partition visible again using the back up disks op PM8 but that didn help
can some on help?? i really need to get into winxp asap!!
 
Old 09-17-2003, 08:40 AM   #2
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Maybe this thread will help a bit. I had big problems booting XP after installing RH9 using a partition created with Partition Magic. Maybe its just a matter of your boot loader not looking at the right partition.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=92756

Of course, I'm just a big a newbie as you at this point but hopefully I've helped

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Old 09-17-2003, 08:47 AM   #3
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i will try to do a repair eith the linux disk, the other thuings they sayed in that forum is all about Grub, but i use lilo so....
 
Old 09-17-2003, 08:57 AM   #4
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well uhm that didn really work :S

in diskdrake there is an option to make the windows partition a mount point.. should i try that or?????
 
Old 09-17-2003, 11:44 AM   #5
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Post the output of the command "fdisk -l"
The lilo configuration file is /etc/lilo.conf. Open this file, and add this paragraph:

other=/dev/hda1
label=WinXP
table=/dev/hda

Run "lilo" to apply the changes.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 11:45 AM   #6
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The diskdrake option is for letting you see your windows drive from Linux.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 01:37 PM   #7
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i reinstalled linux and this time i used the other boot system (i forogt the name) and this time i did find Windows because i activatet the partition (darn Partition magic )
 
  


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