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I'm trying to install Win2K and Red Hat 7.3 on physically seperate drives. I have a 60 GB as my primary, on which I installed Win2k. I then installed Linux on a 10 GB secondary, and chose LILO as the boot loader. When I booted up, only linux was a possiblity.
edit your /etc/lilo.conf to have windows as choice to boot from. also after editing lilo, run it to make the changes:
#a sample for making your lilo entry to boot windows
#you can make your label whatever you want.. i tend to use something short like win or dos and your other=/dev/hda1 should point to the actual device in which your case if its the primary drive, you probably can just use other=/dev/hda1
I tried what you suggested, but I'm still having problems. When I added that, 'win' was an option on LILO, but when I selected it all it did was go black for a second, then go back to LILO. Here is what lilo.conf is right now:
This means to install lilo in the boot sector of /dev/hda1. Now /dev/hda1 is supposed to be your w2k partition.
So, not only do you have lilo in the mbr of /dev/hda, but also in the boot sector of /dev/hda1.
When you boot up, the lilo in the mbr of /dev/hda shows up first. Selecting w2k causes lilo to load the boot sector of /dev/hda1 and run the lilo that is installed there. I believe that's why you are not getting w2k. Your boot sector of /dev/hda1 is going to have to be fixed and you would have to change the line to:
That's the way it looks to me. Does anyone else see something different?
<edit> I thought of one other possibility, Lilo is installed in the boot sector of /dev/hda1 and the partition /dev/hda1 is set as active. When booting up, the lilo in the boot sector of /dev/hda1 is run and you get a prompt. When you select w2k, lilo loads the boot sector from /dev/hda1 and you end up at the lilo prompt again.</edit>