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Old 07-02-2003, 04:25 AM   #1
SidTheKid
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Question LILO not installed


I was pretty sure I had installed LILO when i was installing Red Hat 8, but when i boot up the comp, it does not go into a bootloader and loads WinXp straight away.

How can i change this?

I am guessing I cannot create a boot disk on another machine and use it here.

Can you suggest another way to load linux?

Thanks
 
Old 07-02-2003, 05:29 AM   #2
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I have an 80Gb hardrive partitioned as follows 40Gb - Windows - 20Gb Windows - Extension and 15Gb - Linux and 1Gb - Swap.

Someone told me that because my Linux partition is after a certian cylinder number, the BIOS cannot read it? Is this true? Help me out fellas
 
Old 07-02-2003, 11:30 AM   #3
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LILO has some issues with booting from hard drives on older machines where the boot information resides above the 1024th cylinder. If you have a Windows (or other OS) partition that extends beyond the 1024th cylinder, and your machine uses an older BIOS, you may have problems booting.

An exerpt from one of the tutorials i was reading, but as far as your problem goes, sorry i have no clue.
 
  


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