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Old 01-12-2004, 09:23 PM   #1
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Exclamation mayor problem, please advise!


ok i fooled around installing a dualboot on my laptop, debian - unstable and windows xp (a very important part for my job), stupid of me i know. Btw the unstable version looks very good.
somewhere under the installation process a question about where to install lilo came upp and i didnt recognize or understand what to write on the line there, so i wanted to abort the whole thing but JUST pressed the damn wrong button and lilo got installed right into MBR, make my windows not bootable anymore, now this is a big problem for me...
i have to get the hda1 partition to boot again, but i dont know nothing about configuring lilo and will it work with winxp and lilo?

please help, thank you...

Old 01-13-2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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I'd try editing your /etc/lilo.conf file to include the lines:

label="Windows XP" <--- or whatever you want to call it

That ought to do it, I think. There's some other options you can include here also, but i'm not familiar with them. Perhaps someone else is?
Old 01-13-2004, 01:28 PM   #3
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thanx for the reply,

yes is tried that with lilo bit i get the blue screen of death when i boot to xp, so i installed grub istead, and was able to boot to xp, so i fixed it.



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