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Old 01-02-2005, 08:32 PM   #1
xhp734
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Question LILO with Win2K


Hello. I had recently acquired a new(er) PC with Win2K already installed on it. I installed a second drive on it that I'd previously installed Redhat and LILO on (using an older machine) and added the Win2K choice to lilo.conf (last two lines). Here's my complete lilo.conf:

prompt
timeout=50
default=linux
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
message=/boot/message
linear

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.20-8
label=linux
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.20-8.img
read-only
append="hdc=ide-scsi root=LABEL=/"

other=/dev/hdb
label=win2k

When LILO runs and I select Win2K, it reports the following:

Loading win2k
Error loading operating system

So... it's not as straight-forward as I'd hoped. I've been going through what books I've gathered, but no help there. Can anyone tell me what I've missed?
Please help.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 11:15 PM   #2
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Judging by the contents of your lilo.conf file, Win2k is on the slave drive, IDE channel 1 (i.e. /dev/hdb).

Windows hates being on other than the first master partition. Fortunately, there is a solution: see my post on this thread for sample lilo.conf code.

Also, see this Anandtech article on dual-booting Linux and Microsoft Windows.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 11:07 AM   #3
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Smile Worked like a charm!

Thank you so much for that info. Great help!
 
  


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