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Old 08-03-2004, 11:08 PM   #1
shakespy
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Question MBR!!! How to configure it after install Windows XP?


Folks,,, again me, after lost my hairs with those RPM I decided to give it a break, and look, the RPM as my Video driver, Matrox G200 and there's a tar.gz, but I wanted to make it work, hehehe, well, but the question now it's not about RPM or packages, it's about my precious MBR with the LILO, well, everything is ok, I have my Linux installed on my HDA1 and my windows 2000 installed on my HDA2, well, I want to install the Windows XP, but, there's a problem, whenever I install Windows XP with lilo on my MBR things go awry, windows delete it and don't even ask for it, and that's the problem, I install and what should I do after this to restore my lilo? I'll install windows in the same hda2 of my Windows 2000???

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Old 08-03-2004, 11:10 PM   #2
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Run slack install again and just reinstall the lilo.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 11:12 PM   #3
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Did you create a boot disk when you installed Slackware? If not, you can use CD 2 of your Slack cd's and boot from it. When you boot from that, you can then edit your /etc/lilo.conf file to add your XP install. After you edit that file, run /sbin/lilo and it should install itself to the MBR.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 11:26 PM   #4
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Restart with the install CD in, when it comes to the boot line, follow the directions right above on how to boot your installed kernel, it will have an example. Be sure and put your root partition number in. After you have booted your root partition, then do as blk96gt says, edit your lilo.conf and run lilo.

You do not have to reinstall to do this.... this isn't windows after all.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 11:39 PM   #5
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Thanks,,, I'll try it,,,
 
Old 08-04-2004, 02:28 AM   #6
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If that doesn't work out for you, you can always try my suggestion found in a similar thread here => http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=211624 where I explain how to let Windows have its way with the MBR and use the NT Bootloader to boot linux rather than LILO booting windows.
 
  


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