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Will post a copy of the 'Windows' bit of my lilo.conf tomorrow. Unfortunately, I can only access the internet from Uni (I don't have a phone line yet) and they run WinNT (bleurgh) so I don't really have access to one just yet.
I don't remember making a boot disk. What I did try to do is your suggestions from the previous posts. I am confused as to what to change in the lilo.conf file. I don't think I can simply change all the hda's to hdb's and simply change the ribbons and jumpers around, or can I? What exactly should my lilo.conf look like now that I have the Windows disk as Primary and Linux as secondary. I also have to change my CMOS to boot from the Secondary drive because if I don't, it just goes to Windows 98 and never thinks about Linux.
You can leave your windows hard disk as slave if you use GRUB instead of lilo.
In the menu.lst file for GRUB add these lines.
map (hd0,0) (hd1,0)
map (hd1,0) (hd0,0)
This will lie to windows so it still thinks it is the centre of the universe! (assumes that your windows C:\ drive is the first primary partition on the slave drive (hd1,0))
To install grub:.
Install the grub rpm, then open a console, su to root then the commands:
root (hd0,1) (or whatever the root of your linux is)
to install grub to the mbr of hda.
I have a RH9 and I have installed MS 2k3 afterwards,
so obviously 2k3 overwrote the mbr/bootloader with it's own - now when I go back to grub, mod the conf file and do the setup from grub console, it gives me error 12: invalid device request, this is were grub loader was before and worked, i'm not sure what to do next.
Any suggestions ?