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Old 12-01-2003, 04:00 PM   #1
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Wink trying to dual boot debian with XP pro


I recently installed Debian Woody 3.0 and i'm trying to dual boot it with Windows XP Pro. I first installed xp pro to (hda1). I then partitioned my disk to install debian:

hda5 /swap 512mb
hda3 /home 3gigs
hda4 /root 11gigs


I ran the debian base install and did everything needed, installing lilo into the root partition. After I reboot it takes me directly to WinXP, with no lilo in sight! Is their anything I can do.

I succesfully dual booted Win 2k Pro and debian doing it this way. I'm assuming WinXP pro handles the partition a little differently. Thanks for your help.

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Old 12-01-2003, 04:06 PM   #2
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Problem is you installed Lilo to the root partition. You have to install it to the MBR.

windows boot disk "fixmbr" (xp) or "fdisk /mbr"

then boot up with debian disk again, and "linux rescue"

and reinstall lilo
 
Old 12-01-2003, 09:00 PM   #3
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wldkos is correct. Though you probably don't need to run fdisk /mbr because your mbr wasn't touched. You installed LILO to the / root partition of /dev/hda4.

use the rescue disk (if you used the bf24 kernel option at install, the rescue option is:

rescbf24 root=/dev/hda4

and you should be good to go. re-install lilo and install to the mbr this time. the debconf frontend should prompt you to see the other signatures for booting, and allow you to include them.

Good Luck!
 
Old 12-01-2003, 10:18 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by llamakc
wldkos is correct. Though you probably don't need to run fdisk /mbr because your mbr wasn't touched. You installed LILO to the / root partition of /dev/hda4.

use the rescue disk (if you used the bf24 kernel option at install, the rescue option is:

rescbf24 root=/dev/hda4

and you should be good to go. re-install lilo and install to the mbr this time. the debconf frontend should prompt you to see the other signatures for booting, and allow you to include them.

Good Luck!
Good point on correcting me, thanks man, it slipped
 
Old 12-08-2003, 01:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help guys, I appreciate it. I got everything up and running great!

postal :-)
 
Old 12-09-2003, 01:04 PM   #6
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Just starting to use Linux on my new dell laptop, I've posted in the laptop forum several times and decided instead to go directly to the distro specific place.
Can I resize my NTFS partion through the Debian Install or do I need to use a third party program to resize. If I need a thrid party program is there a good free one out there that will me do this?
 
  


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