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Old 01-21-2002, 08:27 AM   #1
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Quick Question

I'm trying to restore my dual boot after a staggeringly catastrophic constellation of mistakes earlier this month. At this point, I've finally gotten linux to boot fine and lilo to run on boot.

I want two OS options: Linux and Windows 2000. At this point they both show up on the list when lilo boots, but only linux actually loads. When I select 'win' and press enter, I am presented with the very same lilo boot screen, but with the selection reverted back to the first option, linux. In short, win2k does not boot.

I have tried to boot up win2k from boot disks and the boot CD. And that works fine. I used the recovery console to look at my partitions, and they seems fine as well (all files accounted for). I have tried to use fixmbr from the console to wipe lilo (since I have a linux boot disk), but, strangely, lilo remains unscathed and proceeds to load on boot.

Here's a copy of my lilo.conf file:




When I type lilo, the installer runs just fine. Has anyone got any ideas as to what might be the problem or how I might go about solving it? Thanks,

--Tim A.

P.S. Yes, hda1 is where the windows 2000 sys is installed to.
Old 01-21-2002, 09:37 AM   #2
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i had the same problem and this seemed to fix it...

it was with suse... dont know if yu could try this but:
>yull need a nice linux bootdisk with yur kernel
>set the bios to accept floppies for boot(if not already)
>boot win/dos bootdisk with fdisk on it
>run fdisk /mbr
>check to see if win2000 will boot
>>if not, dude yur stuck i dont know what to tell yu except if yur good at editing boot.ini and other essential NT files--reinstall may be in order--sorry
>if win2k does boot: shutdown...
>boot with linux bootdisk and take a look at /etc/lilo.conf, make sure nothing has changed (it shouldnt have)
>at the prompt run> lilo it will give yu a let yu know if lilo.conf is successful...
>try to boot win2k

this is a simple fix but it has worked for me in the past... good luck...


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