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Old 01-09-2005, 09:00 AM   #1
Stingray
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Booting to 2nd Disk


Hi all
I have just installed mandrake 10.0 community to a 2nd HD which is an internal caddy case drive. the problem i have is that i cant change this disk to another and boot to windows as lilo somehow isn't on the first disk i would prefer to use a floppy to boot linux so windows disk can load normally any ideas how i can do it

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Old 01-09-2005, 10:18 AM   #2
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You could change the /etc/lilo.conf boot= entry to boot=/dev/fd0. Mount a blank disk, and execute /sbin/lilo as root. The boot= entry tells lilo where to install the boot loader when you call /etc/lilo.

If you have XP you could follow the instructions for using the NTLDR XP loader to boot Linux:
http://jaeger.morpheus.net/linux/ntldr.php
 
Old 01-09-2005, 10:21 AM   #3
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You could change the /etc/lilo.conf boot= entry to boot=/dev/fd0. Mount a blank disk, and execute /sbin/lilo as root. The boot= entry tells lilo where to install the boot loader when you call /etc/lilo.

If you have XP you could follow the instructions for using the NTLDR XP loader to boot Linux:
http://jaeger.morpheus.net/linux/ntldr.php

The mkbootdisk program will fail because the kernel is now to large to fit on a floppy. Mandrake's version of the program doesn't have an --iso option to produce a boot cd, but 'mkrescue --iso'
will. This will produce a bootable rescue cd which has an option to boot from hard drive.
 
  


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