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Old 05-31-2002, 01:52 AM   #1
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Win2K and Linux


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.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 05-31-2002, 02:20 AM   #2
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edit your /etc/lilo.conf to have windows as choice to boot from. also after editing lilo, run it to make the changes:

/sbin/lilo


#a sample for making your lilo entry to boot windows

other=/dev/hda1
table=/dev/hda
label=win

#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
 
Old 05-31-2002, 01:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help.

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:

prompt
timeout=50
default=linux
boot=/dev/hda1
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
message=/boot/message
lba32

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-3
label=linux
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.18-3.img
read-only
root=/dev/hdb5
append="hdc=ide-scsi"
other=/dev/hda1
table=/dev/hda
label=win

Any idea what going on?

Thanks,
KMac
 
Old 05-31-2002, 02:07 PM   #4
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Not sure why it would go blank then back to lilo like that with no errors. Are you sure hda1 is the exact location of w2k ?
Boot into linux and try this:

fdisk -l /dev/hda

and see if you can tell if your w2k partition is listed as hda1...
 
Old 05-31-2002, 02:11 PM   #5
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try remove table=/dev/hda
 
Old 06-01-2002, 07:08 AM   #6
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I believe your problem is this line.

boot=/dev/hda1

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:

boot=/dev/hda

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>

Last edited by linuxcool; 06-01-2002 at 07:14 AM.
 
Old 06-01-2002, 07:25 AM   #7
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I must be wrong but can't you just put:

boot=/dev/hda1
label=win2k
read-only

And that's it?
 
Old 06-01-2002, 07:31 AM   #8
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HERE is a "how to" for Linux and win2k.
 
Old 06-01-2002, 07:46 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
I must be wrong but can't you just put:

boot=/dev/hda1
label=win2k
read-only

And that's it?
The boot= line tells lilo where to install itself. You use the other= line when you want to specify another os. So, it would be:

other=/dev/hda1
table=/dev/hda
label=win

littlewhitedog, that's the site I give out when someone wants to dual boot with the nt boot loader.
 
Old 06-01-2002, 10:59 PM   #10
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OK I've got it working now.

linuxcool, I think you were right.

When I first installed it, I put lilo on the mbr, and I guess it put it on hda1 (thats where win2k was for sure, btw)

And while I was waiting for responses on this thread, I reinstalled redhat on hda (2-8), and that didnt work, and when i reinstalled it back on hdb, i did what you suggested and it worked

Thanks everyone
 
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You're welcome.
 
  


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