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Old 12-15-2010, 08:28 PM   #1
Isix
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lilo can't boot win7 from dual boot


Hi all,

I cannot boot into the Windows 7 partition, which I guess is /dev/sda1. I have Slackware installed on /dev/sda2 which boots fine, my /etc/lilo.conf looks like

Code:
/etc/# Start LILO global section                                                                                                                                                    
compact                                                                                                                                                                        
lba32                                                                                                                                                                          
append                  ="vt.default_utf8=1"                                                                                                                                   
boot                    =/dev/sda                                                                                                                                              
prompt                                                                                                                                                                         
timeout                 =100                                                                                                                                                   
default                 =Slack64                                                                                                                                               
# Override dangerous defaults the rewrite the partition table:                                                                                                                 
change-rules                                                                                                                                                                   
reset                                                                                                                                                                          
# Insert pretty boot-menu graphic here:                                                                                                                                        
bitmap                  =/boot/slack.bmp                                                                                                                                       
bmp-table               =60,6,1,16                                                                                                                                             
bmp-timer               =65,27,0,255                                                                                                                                           
bmp-colors              =255,0,255,0,255,0                                                                                                                                     
# End LILO global section                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                               
# Linux bootable partition config begins                                                                                                                                       
image                   =/boot/bzImage-2.6.35-pf11                                                                                                                             
root                    =/dev/sda2                                                                                                                                             
label                   =Slack64                                                                                                                                               
read-only                                                                                                                                                                      
image                   =/boot/vmlinuz-huge-2.6.33.4                                                                                                                           
root                    =/dev/sda2                                                                                                                                             
label                   =Slack64-dist                                                                                                                                          
read-only                                                                                                                                                                      
image                   =/boot/memtest86+.bin                                                                                                                                  
root                    =/dev/sda2                                                                                                                                             
label                   =Memtest86+                                                                                                                                            
# Linux bootable partition config ends                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                               
# Other bootable partition config begins                                                                                                                                       
other                   =/dev/sda1                                                                                                                                             
label                   =Win7                                                                                                                                                  
table                   =/dev/sda                                                                                                                                              
# Other bootable partition config ends
Is the last line of Win7,
Code:
table                   =/dev/sda
correct? Should it not be
Code:
table                   =/dev/sda1
or where are things wrong?
 
Old 12-15-2010, 08:48 PM   #2
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Hi again,

I got this fixed using the install CD of Win7, I just had to ask it to fix the MBR

Cool,
 
Old 12-16-2010, 03:26 AM   #3
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Hi,

after fixing the MBR with Windows I guess that lilo won't boot but Windows???

When I read your post I thought about that preinstalled Win7 comes with a recovery-partition which may be /dev/sda1.

If you are experiencing further problems, please post the output of
Code:
fdisk -l
The last line of the lilo.conf should be "table = /dev/sda"

Markus
 
  


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