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Old 03-03-2004, 09:02 AM   #1
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On computer startup??


Hello!

I just installed debian on my second harddrive (keeping windows on my first harddrive). After Installing debian I noticed that when I restarting my computer, debian starts at once and i cant get access to windows...???

Im guessing some file got overwriten? Any ideas on how to make it possible to choose whitch OS to start at startup? Im normaly a windows user and not used to changing in files to make things the way i want them, since i never used linux before... i would really appreciate a step by step answer if any of you like to help

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Old 03-03-2004, 10:19 AM   #2
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where did you install lilo when it prompted to install a bootloader? mbr?
 
Old 03-03-2004, 11:11 AM   #3
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it has to be mbr cos i didnt change anything...
 
Old 03-03-2004, 11:15 AM   #4
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try adding this to your /etc/lilo.conf
Code:
other=/dev/hda1
label=winxp
then run /sbin/lilo
 
  


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