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Old 02-10-2003, 05:27 PM   #1
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Getting Started and I allready have problems!! HELP!


Hi, I have just instaled Debian 3.0 with Kernel 2.2.x and GNome and my problem is that when I reboot after all the instalation complete, it doesn`t ask me with what OS I want to start, it starts auto in windows XP. I made all the steps followind the official site's instructions. I have a friend here that knows Linux and he said to me that the problem was in the LILO archive. But I saw some other LiLo scripsts that had the same configuration as me and it doesn't work...

please help!!!
 
Old 02-10-2003, 05:44 PM   #2
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Well when your booting up, at any given time do you see a

boot:

If not then most likely lilo was not installed to the MBR. Did you create a boot disk during the install, most likely that is how your going to need to boot into Linux and reconfgure/install lilo as your boot loader.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 05:51 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid
Well when your booting up, at any given time do you see a

boot:

If not then most likely lilo was not installed to the MBR. Did you create a boot disk during the install, most likely that is how your going to need to boot into Linux and reconfgure/install lilo as your boot loader.
Thank u Very Much, here's the deal:

I didn't create the floppy boot disk, but I got to booteable cd's, une is the Instalation from the net, and the other is the image of the currente version of debian.. the one that is 54-something MBs.

Should I make the booteable floppy?

When I reboot, I press "Shitf" and it stays in
VRIFYING DMI POOL DATA .......
BOOT FORM ATAPI CD-ROM :
MBR 1FA:

and that's it...

thanks again.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 05:53 PM   #4
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Do you have 1 Hard drive or 2? I see the problem often as lilo installs on the MBR of hard drive #2. The PC uses the MBR of hard drive #1.

If you have 2 Hard drives, try going into the Bios and setting Hard drive #2 as first boot device.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 05:55 PM   #5
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and If I press "a", it shows me:
MBR 1234F :

After either of these cases, I press "enter" and windows starts, in no moment I see a message where I can select wich OS I want to start with.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 05:56 PM   #6
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At that MBR 1FA: Can you press the tab button and does it display a list of some sort.. or try typing Linux if you can type at that prompt. but it could also very well be the two hard drives like cexshun mentioned.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 05:56 PM   #7
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I have 1 drive 40GB. 10GB fur WindowsXP, 26GB personal and 4 GB linux (installed)
 
Old 02-10-2003, 05:58 PM   #8
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Nothing happend when I press tab or When I try to type anything

Thanx 4 your pascience
 
Old 02-10-2003, 06:22 PM   #9
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Re: Getting Started and I allready have problems!! HELP!

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Originally posted by Prim0
Hi, I have just instaled Debian 3.0 with Kernel 2.2.x and GNome and my problem is that when I reboot after all the instalation complete, it doesn`t ask me with what OS I want to start, it starts auto in windows XP. I made all the steps followind the official site's instructions. I have a friend here that knows Linux and he said to me that the problem was in the LILO archive. But I saw some other LiLo scripsts that had the same configuration as me and it doesn't work...

please help!!!
Thank u all for the quick response... I allready solved the problem:

LILO -b /dev/hda

That's was all... I just added this lines and bang, I got all O.K.

Thanx again
 
  


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