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Old 02-04-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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SuSE Linux 9.0 Windows XP Won't Boot - lilo


Hi folks,

I've been having this problem lately.

I boot up, and get to the screen where I select my OS. I then select Either Windows or Linux. Linux boots ok, but if i select Windows the screen goes black. I recon the problem may lie with lilo (my bootloader, recently changed from grub).

My partition setup is:

hda0,0: Dell Utility Parition (FAT32)
hda0,1: Windows XP (windows/C) (NTFS)
hda0,2: Linux Extended
hda0,4: Linux Swap
hda0,5: Linux (/)

The contents of /etc/lilo.conf are:

---
Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Tue Feb 3 21:44:27 2004


message = /boot/message
timeout = 80
prompt
default = Linux
boot = /dev/sda

image = /boot/vmlinuz
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: ###
label = Linux
initrd = /boot/initrd
optional
root = /dev/sda6
vga = 0x31a
append = "splash=silent desktop hdc=ide-scsi hdclun=0 showopts"

other = /dev/sda2
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: ###
label = Windows

image = /boot/vmlinuz
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: ###
label = Failsafe
initrd = /boot/initrd
optional
root = /dev/sda6
vga = normal
append = "showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3"
---

I don't know if this setup is correct or not really, I'm new to linux.

I have read a few tutorials which say windows should always be on the first partition of the first drive. But the utility parition is there, and always has been there.

I did try using the Windows XP Recovery Console to obtain a command-line interface, but after loading the Promise FastTrack TX2 Plus SATA RAID 0 driver I get a BSOD with bad_pool_call, probably refering to the driver being faulty?? (I get the same if i try and reinstall windows, could this be due to linux being on the hard drive, or is the driver more likely?)

Thanks for any help,

Erlend
 
Old 02-05-2004, 03:03 PM   #2
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does it show up as hda or sda???

go back to grub, easier dualbooting

if you decide to do that, I help you convert this bact to grub.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 03:48 PM   #3
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Hey just got it sorted now, by wiping the drive and starting from scratch. I am still interested in knowing what was wrong though.

Since I'm using RAID my drives were sda (however in grub/lilo they were denoted hda). Before I changed my configuration to lilo I took a note of my /boot/grub/menu.lst:

--
color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 8
gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title Linux
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 vga=0x31a splash=silent desktop hdc=ide-scsi hdclun=0 showopts
initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
title Windows
root (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
title Floppy
root (fd0)
chainloader +1

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
title Failsafe
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off vga=normal nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 3
initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd
--

Cheers,

Erlend
 
Old 02-06-2004, 01:56 PM   #4
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lilo conf

Your old lilo.conf shoulf be correct theen, except I think you might meed to add something in here:

other = /dev/sda2
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: ###
label = Windows

think you need a loader = /boot/chain.b??????


Take a peek at this - lilo.raid.conf


Have no experience with RAID, but then again everything is a learning experience!
 
  


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