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Old 10-19-2006, 06:40 PM   #1
uncle guido
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Question How do I swap windows on hard 2 to hard drive 1 and linux from 1 to 2


Hi Linux world. I have windows on hard plate 2 and Linux as hard drive 1, two seperate hard drives. I have accuried a Nokia 6101 handy and yakumo alpa GPs hand held, but they don't communicate with my Suse 10. Therefore I am forced to make the windows drive the number one and the linux the number two. I tried to locate the Linux drive with Kanotix to change the lilo but He could not locate the drive; or rather could not open it . Do I have to live with the constant changing of the cable to talk to the windows drive? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 10-19-2006, 06:58 PM   #2
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From Suse, change the windows section of your /etc/lilo.conf file to like something like this
Code:
other=/dev/hdb1
        label=Windows
        table=/dev/hdb
        map-drive = 0x80
        to = 0x81
        map-drive = 0x81
        to = 0x80
Then run /sbin/lilo to update your boot loader. When you reboot, you should be able to boot Windows when it's plugged into the second slot.

The map-drive stuff basically is fooling Windows into thinking it is the first drive, even though it's plugged into the second slot.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 03:52 AM   #3
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Can't you keep it as Windows on Drive 1 and Linux on Drive 2? Linux works fine on drive 2. You will probably have to reload your boot loader and reconfigure fstab.
 
Old 10-20-2006, 04:05 AM   #4
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The problem is that I have physically changed the drives as indicated above and now find the need to be able to boot windows and B. G.' program must be or at least must think that it is Nummero Uno.
The other reply which I have not tried yet but will, if it worksmay be a possible answer.
Kanotix could not open or contact the linux drive when I physically changed the drives then I could not reconfig the lilo
 
Old 10-20-2006, 04:12 AM   #5
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You could try booting up with a live disc or even you original installation disc.

Then mkdir /repair

mount /dev/hdb1 /repair
(depending on where your linux installation is)
chroot repair

Now see if you have access to your linux installation
 
Old 10-25-2006, 12:14 PM   #6
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I wish to thank both members who responded to my question. The situation has resolved its's self, I' m the owner of a free ( although for a B. G. computer that is still too much.) out dated computer, but for my purposes it will serve just fine.
It is nice to know that help is just a call away, thanks again
uncle guido
 
  


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