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Old 06-25-2003, 04:57 PM   #1
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Lilo won't boot windows2000


Hola... I really need help. i haven't been in windows for days so I only found out yesterday for the first time since I installed linux. LILO shows windows 2000 but when I select it the scren goes black with the message saying win2000 loading. and that's it. No crashes.. it just doesn't work.

LILO conf looked fine. I've tried setting hda1 / hda both but to no luck. I only need to go into windows now on occaision only for audio recording and some other stuff until I get everything sorted out in linux. But until then I really need help. please pretty please [I know it's winpoo but still help ]

here's a post of the windows section of LILO.conf:

other=/dev/hda1
label="Win2000pro"
table=/dev/hda
map-drive=0x80
to=0x81
map-drive=0x81
to=0x80


Thanks

[edit]
The windows partition is NTFS

thanks
 
Old 06-25-2003, 06:47 PM   #2
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Your problem might not be LILO. If your computer came preloaded with XP, the problem might be that you've changed the Windows partition. Preloaded systems don't work well (or at all) if their partition size is altered.

IF THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED, make sure you have a Linux boot disk. You should have been offered the opportunity to make one when you loaded Linux. If you didn't, make one now. Then make sure it works--put it in the drive and make it boot Linux.

Then reload XP. Doing this will overwrite the MBR. When XP is up and running, boot from the floppy and reload LILO with the 'lilo' command.

If this isn't your problem, give us more information about your computer's configuration and exactly how you installed Linux.

Good luck
 
Old 06-25-2003, 06:52 PM   #3
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Windows 2000 will not reconize a linux filesystem, and will not boot. Here is a website to check out, install this into the windows partition before installing linux. http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/ext2ifs.htm
 
Old 06-25-2003, 06:59 PM   #4
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I know how to sort the windows boot menu to boot linux...

but I opted for LILO this time.

I can have linux boot from the windows boot menu but want win2000 to boot from the LILO

thanks
 
Old 06-25-2003, 07:01 PM   #5
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ps... all that software does is allow you to view a linux partition through windows.

Regards
 
Old 06-25-2003, 07:09 PM   #6
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LILO is not a stable product. DO NOT use it as your bootloader. Let Windows booatloader load LILO for you and then you can load Linux from thereon

Hope that helps....
 
Old 06-25-2003, 07:26 PM   #7
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poop... I didn't want to hear that

oh well... looks like I have to go back into windows now.. ha ha

Thanks
 
Old 06-25-2003, 07:31 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by breakerfall
ps... all that software does is allow you to view a linux partition through windows.

Regards
Try it and prove me wrong.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 07:55 PM   #9
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From the website:

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Why would I want EXT2IFS?

If you have a PC which can dual boot both Linux and NT then this driver may be of some use. By installing the driver you will be able to read files off your Linux filesystems using all the standard methods you use to access NTFS and FAT filesystems. That means you can use Explorer, cmd.exe and any other application to copy and read the files.
I also had a playaround with this software aaages ago when I had mandrake 7 or 7.2 installed for an extremely short amount of time

it's basically just a tool to allow you to access your linux partitions from windows.

Regards

Last edited by breakerfall; 06-25-2003 at 07:56 PM.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 08:17 PM   #10
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OK I had Windows 2000 on my system until Mandrake 9.1 came out i was dual booting with redhat, mandrake and a couple others. The first time i set up my computer to dual boot i had the exact same problem as you then someone on computing.net told me to try that program, I did and had no problems dual booting.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 08:46 PM   #11
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LILO is not a stable product. DO NOT use it as your bootloader.
This is complete BS, chem1.
Perhaps you have had bad luck, but your statement is not true. Shame on you for putting your own agenda ahead of being helpful.

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