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I have a 800Mhz PIII with 256Mb RAM and a 20gig HD that I have partitioned in half and installed Win2k on the first half and Redhat 7.2 on the second. During the Linux installation, I loaded the Lilo to the MBR. I know I was warned against this, but it worked and I can now dual boot my system. The only thing that I don't like, is that the boot loader is now Redhat and I am given two options. One of booting into Win2k labeled as "DOS" and Linux. I want to change the label on Win2k from DOS to Win2k but don't know how to go about it. I looked at the boot.ini file and it was not written there. I then booted into Linux and looked at the lilo.conf file and changed the wording from DOS to Win2k but it had no effect. Maybe I should just leave it alone if it works. Any thoughts?
I did this already with no effect. Are the any other files that I need to edit? I am new to Linux and have a total of one day experience under my belt. I can't even get onto the internet in Linux yet. I guess that I am just messing around with stuff that I know nothing about but computers amaze me and I want to learn more.
without souding nasty, if it didn't make any difference, you've not done it right. you did actually run 'lilo' as root after you edited the file yeah? i don' men rebooting. lilo is an exectuable program that will update your changes.
You will have to excuse me if I don't use the proper terminology. I now have two days of Linux under my belt and still fell dumb as a box of rocks. In Windows I can do almost everything and am a legend in my own mind. This is what my lilo file looks like: