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Old 07-04-2001, 01:16 PM   #1
mkhan
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Question bootloader


hi

i have 2 HD --> HDA = win2k, HDB = Mandrake 8.0.
Bootloader is LILO and I can boot both OS's.
i would like to use Win2k bootloader (boot.ini) to be able to choose which OS and NOT LILO.

Can someone tell me how i can achieve this?


thanks


m khan
 
Old 07-04-2001, 01:29 PM   #2
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The way that I've done this with NT in the past (same as Win2K AFAIK) is to install LILO to the superblock of the Linux partition, then extract the superblock (and hence LILO) to a file using
Code:
dd if=/dev/hda3 of=/someDir/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1
This extracts the first 512bytes from /dev/hda3 (assuming this is your linux partition where you put LILO). Now get your bootsect.lnx file to c:\ under Windows and edit boot.ini to add a line that looks something like
Code:
C:\BOOTSECT.LNX="Linux"
(if you're doing this from the command line you'll need to remove the system and readonly setting of the file first, and replace them after [use 'attrib']). When you reboot you should see an option to boot 'Linux' - this will read bootsect.lnx, hence hit and execute LILO and you're away.

Just remember that you need to repeat this process everytime you reinstall lilo, which is something you'll do everytime you rebuild your kernel!

Have a read of http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/Linux+NT-Loader.html for more details. I think there's another way to do it too...

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 07-04-2001, 09:02 PM   #3
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Jharris is correct. This may add to it. See item 3 at:
http://ctdp.tripod.com/os/linux/usersguide/index.html
It gives step by step instructions on how to set it up based on the mini howto mentioned above and more.
 
  


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