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Old 11-01-2004, 06:14 AM   #1
Rikra
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[LiLo] can't multiboot WinXP


I want a Gentoo / WindowsXP multiboot. A few weeks ago I made a multiboot with Gentoo and Windows on the same harddisk, but Windows ONLY wants to boot if it has it's OWN master boot record

So, I decided to buy a new harddisk. One harddisk for Windows, and one for Linux. The fact is, I don't want to use windows, but I need it for my education.

I installed Gentoo and LiLo on the primary master. I kept the Windows disk the same as it was, and changed jumper settings to primairy slave. I setted up lilo.conf, with

other=/dev/hdb1
label=windows

and ran /sbin/lilo. No problem, LiLo was installed.
I (unmounted everything) and rebooted. LiLo starts, greatness.
When I choose to boot Gentoo, it boots gentoo.
When I choose to boot Windows, it doesn't boot Windows and hangs
I decided to try some other settings in lilo.conf, like /dev/hdb5 and 6 instead of /dev/hdb1. That didn't work either.

I guess the problem is that ****** Windows doesn't want to boot from the slave disk

Who can help?

Edit: When I dissasemble the Linux disk and replace it with the Windows disk, it boots Windows. So that's not the problem.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 06:22 AM   #2
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Use the map-drive option in lilo.conf. Take a look here for more info.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 06:57 AM   #3
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Thanks, I replaced it with:

other=/dev/hdb1
label=Windows
table=/dev/hdb
map-drive=0x80
to=0x81
map-drive=0x81
to=0x80

It works, w00t!
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:12 AM   #4
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That seems strange because I boot WinXP, Mandrake 10.0 and Knoppix all off of one hard drive on my laptop, with no problem.

I use this on the XP entry:

other=/dev/hda1
label=WindowsXP
table=/dev/hda
 
Old 11-01-2004, 09:00 AM   #5
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Another option would be to edit the XP's boot.ini file.
 
  


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