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Old 06-22-2003, 12:48 PM   #1
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Can LILO...


Hi all. I have a question. I plan on getting a cheap Dell or something and I was wondering something. Would LILO be able to find Windows and Linux in the boot process when they're installed on two separate drives (not a separate partition of the same drive) ? I don't wanna have to reformat without a good reason. I hate Windows installations. Like for example: the windows drive is a 120 GB and I get another internal 120 GB for Linux. Would LILO read em both and know what to do?
 
Old 06-22-2003, 12:57 PM   #2
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Yes.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 12:58 PM   #3
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quip thanks for the prompt reply. do you use the method I described? do you know for sure that it works or not?
 
Old 06-22-2003, 01:38 PM   #4
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Yep, it works. I have Lilo & windows is on one drive, linux is on another.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 01:39 PM   #5
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Awesome. Thanks for replying. That's gonna save me alotta trouble.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 03:00 PM   #6
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Techincally no, Lilo can easily boot any OS on any partition, but it's up to your distro or you to create the entries for lilo. Most modern distros should do this, unless they're the compile-from-source variety. Mandrake does and I think RedHat would too.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 06:36 PM   #7
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So I should be good to go? I can have 2 separate hard drives one with each OS?
 
Old 06-22-2003, 06:43 PM   #8
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yes, never been a problem ever ever. yes.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 06:44 PM   #9
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Awesome. Thanks. A little OT here: why is the [img] code off in the profile?
 
Old 06-23-2003, 02:49 PM   #10
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Coz images lag slow the pages and really aren't needed. No one cares about a sig image, sorry to break that to you.

If you get a newbie-ish distro as mentioned they you'll almost certainly never have a problem, but I just felt like pointing out that one of the roll-your-own/from source distros isn't as likely to configure everything for you.
 
  


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