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Old 10-09-2002, 04:58 AM   #1
timward
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LILO with RH7.2 and Win98


I've just installed RH7.2 on the same disc as an existing win98 install after partitioning the disc (partition magic). LILO comes on at boot up with just Linux as an option. Linux starts up and runs fine but I cannot get LILO to add Win98 as an "other OS". I know the windows is still there and on hda1 as I mounted it to /windows (in my second attempt) and can read the files fine through the KDE file manager.

I haven't been able to find any help that doesn't assume a certyain existing expertise in *nix.

Can anyone help?
 
Old 10-09-2002, 05:31 AM   #2
mayankjohri
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Try this

1. Find which partition is your win98 is installed using fdisk. or from /etc/fstab It will be something like hdaXX
2. backup your /etc/lilo.conf file
3. add the following lines at the end of /etc/lilo.conf
other = /dev/hdaXX
label=DOS
in above XX represent the no where your win98 is installed

mayankjohri
 
Old 10-09-2002, 06:43 AM   #3
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thanks, I've also had the suggestion that my windows partition might not be bootable. If it is okay then your config code should sort it. I'll try it tonight.
 
Old 10-09-2002, 04:19 PM   #4
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well that didn't work - my windows partition was not bootable, apparently it shouldn't have been at the back of the disk. I've now recovered back to where I was - just win98. Does anyone have the definitive answer as to how to arrange my boot, root, swap and windows partitions?
 
  


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