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Old 01-20-2006, 01:22 AM   #1
thrash75
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conifgure lilo for mandrake, xp, and 2k3


I am trying to configure lilo to boot with mandrake 10, windows xp, and windows 2k3. I can boot to all of them but i want to get rid of the windows boot selector and just use lilo, ie boot into any from lilo. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 01-20-2006, 01:39 AM   #2
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There should be an option to install LILO to the MBR, that will get rid of Windows' boot loader. Also, why on Earth did you post in this forum?! It's for member intros! Don't post someone else though, as this one has been reported and will be moved.
 
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:44 PM   #4
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My bad on the intro forum.

Last edited by thrash75; 01-20-2006 at 01:49 PM.
 
Old 01-20-2006, 01:49 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=Nylex]There should be an option to install LILO to the MBR, that will get rid of Windows' boot loader. QUOTE]

How would I do this??
 
Old 01-21-2006, 08:23 AM   #6
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You use something like

# lilo -b /dev/hda
 
Old 01-22-2006, 12:14 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=thrash75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nylex
There should be an option to install LILO to the MBR, that will get rid of Windows' boot loader. QUOTE]

How would I do this??
on console, run

Quote:
#liloconfig
( not sure that is it runs on all distros or not )

Otherwise,
Quote:
#lilo -b /dev/hda
works ( as Nylex suggested )

regards
 
Old 01-22-2006, 06:21 PM   #8
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If you'd rather not use the command line you can use Mandrake's control centre to do this: menu->System->Configuration->Configure Your Computer and use the boot loader config program http://doc.mandrivalinux.com/Mandrak.../drakboot.html to set it to /dev/hda
 
Old 01-24-2006, 12:17 AM   #9
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I have tried these suggestions but I am still getting lilo, followed by windows boot selector. Here is my lilo.conf. Any help appreciated:

boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=menu
default="windowsxp"
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/hda6
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda7 splash=silent"
vga=788
read-only
other=/dev/hda1
label="windowsxp"
other=/dev/hda5
label="windows2k3"
other=/dev/fd0
label="floppy"
unsafe
 
Old 01-24-2006, 12:46 AM   #10
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Your lilo is set to load Windows XP by default. If you don't want this you can change the line
Code:
default="windowsxp"
to
Code:
default="linux"
Whatever the default is Lilo is set to wait (prompt) for 10 seconds (timeout=100) to let you choose the OS to load with the arrow keys.
 
Old 01-24-2006, 12:51 AM   #11
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right. My 'problem' is I want to get rid of the windows boot loader altogether. I can get into linux and both windows fine, but when i choose either windows, I go to Windows boot loader.
I want to skip that step and load which ever OS i choose directly from lilo...
 
Old 01-24-2006, 01:01 AM   #12
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I don't think you can do that. Lilo doesn't know the magic instructions to boot Windows - its the 'Linux Loader' after all. The Windows boot loader is some proprietary executable that's part of Windows, that's why the Windows entries are 'other=/dev/hda5', you need the Windows bootloader block on /dev/hda5 still to actually boot Windows.

If you don't want to be prompted by the Windows one just set the timeout on it to 0 in Control Panel->System in the Windows install.
 
  


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