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Old 01-24-2004, 02:43 AM   #1
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lilo.conf help


Ok, i am stuck between a rock and a hard place here. I want lilo to have two boot options; one Linux and one Winblows. I thought i was doing this right when i edited my lilo.conf... apparently not because i don't see a Winblows option in lilo upon bootup. At the bottom of the lilo.conf i added the "# DOS..." here is my conf file... Can someone tell me what it is i am doing wrong here


# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
append="hdc=ide-scsi"
boot = /dev/hda
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
reset
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
vga = 771
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda3
label = Linux
read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# DOS bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
label = Winblows
table = /dev/hda/
# DOS bootable partition config ends
 
Old 01-24-2004, 02:51 AM   #2
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other=/dev/hda1
label="windows"
table=/dev/hda

This is one of mine w/windows2000, and it looks the same. The only real differences are the tabs, quotes and spaces, but that shouldn't make much difference, I think. Still, maybe it'll give you some insights.

Edit: The label and table lines are indented, but LQ isn't showing them when I post.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 03:07 AM   #3
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I tried it without the spaces and still no luck.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 06:47 AM   #4
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Do u run lilo everytime u do changes in lilo.conf?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:08 AM   #5
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What do you mean "Do u run lilo everytime u do changes in lilo.conf?" ? Do you mean do i reboot everytime i change the lilo.conf. If that is what you are asking then yes, i reboot everytime i change lilo.conf and i still only have one option...Linux. Nothing really wrong with that, but i do need access to Winblows sometimes... Bummer!
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:11 AM   #6
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Everytime u do changes in lilo.conf u have to execute command 'lilo'. At this point the Lilo saves changes to MBR. Only writing changes in lilo.conf withotu executing lilo dont change anything.
After running 'lilo' u should get some message, something like
*Linux Added
*Windows Added
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:36 AM   #7
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I type lilo in the command line and get nothing. What is the message_txt. It is in /boot mine looks like this...

Welcome to the LILO Boot Loader!

Please enter the name of the partition you would like to boot
at the prompt below. The choices are:

Linux - Linux (Linux native partition)



---------------------------------------------------------------
i alst tried adding this with still no luck...

Winblows - Winblows (DOS native partition)
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:47 AM   #8
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I get:
Quote:
root@slack:~# lilo
Added Linux *
root@slack:~#
'lilo' command is this file - /sbin/lilo check if u have it there, i suppose u try to run it as root. U said u got nothing when u executed this command, not even an error message?
 
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I didn't know you had to do it as root. It works now! Thank you for your help.
 
  


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