Lilo troubles - RedHat Linux & Win XP *Please help
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/etc/lilo.conf is a text file where lilo configuration is kept. You can edit it to make a choice between Linux and Windows. But if you were using XP boot manager it will be better to let Windows use its boot manager. You can delete lilo using
but remember to make a boot disk to have a possibility to get to Linux after this. A good guide about using NT bootloder (which is the same XP uses) is in NT-bootloader-HOWTO (or it has a similar name).
I've installed RedHat 7.2 using LILO Boot-loader on the first sector of the boot partition and NOT ON MBR. A linux bootdisk has been successfully created... So, I can normally boot up WinXP and Linux will only boot up by using the appropriate bootdisk.
In Linux I created the bin-file using:
dd if=/dev/hdb2 of=/tmp/LiloBoot.bin bs=512 count=1
mcopy /tmp/LiloBoot.bin a:
Then I started Windows and copied the file to d:\
This I added to the boot.ini: d:\LiloBoot.bin="RH Linux 7.2"
Note: "I removed /fastdedect from Win entries because I heard this will ignore booting up Linux
Then I restarted the system and tried to boot up by choicing the Linux panel entry. No luck at all... The system restart again and come back to the boot menu...
So, in my opinion I set up everthing correctly und I'm wondering why it's not working. Below you'll find my hole system specification. I'd be very grateful if some could help me in that matter...
Tanks in advance for every reply *Cheers Marco
My System profile:
c: -> 1 Partition -> NTFS -> Win2000 (This I want to uninstall later)
d: -> 2 Partition -> NTFS -> WinXP (Main OS)
Linux Redhat 7.2
From Disk Druid:
dev/hda1 Win2000 NTFS
dev/hda5 WinXP NTFS
The lilo program is installed, but it should be started to place itself in the begging of a partition. Im' not sure it was done in your case.
To start lilo you can just type lilo. It's placed in sbin (so you can also use /sbin/lilo with the same effect).