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Old 04-26-2005, 11:46 PM   #1
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Dual booting with seperate HDDs

I have a few questions regarding dual-booting Debian 3.0 Woody and Windows XP when both operating systems reside on seperate physical drives:

1) Can LILO boot XP if it resides on a seperate disk?

2) How do I do this?

Okay, so maybe just 2 questions, but I've heard LILO has problems booting Windows if it's not on the same physical disk so I haven't tried yet in case I manage to create a system that wont boot at all. I'd rather boot Windows using LILO than Debian using NTLDR or whatever. It just seems more natural.

Thanks for your input.
Old 04-27-2005, 12:07 AM   #2
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Is grub Available in woody? and why are you using woody rather than a more recent release. I run Debian unstable, which is really a misnomer, becuase it's pretty stable, and I have been very pleased with it. AFAIK, lilo should be able to d that iwthout an issue:

The Linux stanza should also be already present:

# Linux stanza
# End Linux stanza

Now add the Windows 95 stanza:

# Windows 95 stanza
#The two lines above could probably be edited for whichever drive has windows on it.
# End Windows 95 stanza


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