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Old 01-12-2003, 10:40 AM   #1
Relja
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win98,xp,mandrake 9.0 lilo problems


Ok, before any changes I had XP. Than I installed Mandrake 9.0, lilo detected all just fine and everything was working.
Because XP was working slow and other stuff, I installed win98 and now I have this situation:

hda1: win98
hda5: winXP
hdc5: mandrake 9.0

Now I can't configure lilo to boot wiin98 or xp.
When I run lilo and reboot, I can chose Linux and it works fine, but when I chose win98 there is a black screen just saying "booting Windows98", but nothing happens. When I chose to boot winxp it says
"booting WindowsXP
invalid system disk" or something like that...
What to do?
Thanks...

Here is my lilo.conf

boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
vga=normal
default=WindowsXP
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=30
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=Mandrake
root=/dev/hdc5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="quiet devfs=mount"
vga=788
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=Mandrake-nonfb
root=/dev/hdc5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount"
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=Mandrake-failsa
root=/dev/hdc5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="failsafe devfs=nomount"
read-only
other=/dev/hda1
label=Windows98
table=/dev/hda
map-drive=0x80
to=0x81
map-drive=0x81
to=0x80
other=/dev/fd0
label=Boot-disketa
unsafe
other=/dev/hda5
label=WindowsXP
 
Old 01-12-2003, 11:00 AM   #2
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Make sure your ML9 boot floppy works then put your XP cd in and choose Recovery Console. At the prompt type "fixmbr". Remove the XP disk and put in the ML9 disk 1. Press F1 and it'll give you a list of options and Lilo is one. Remove the disk and reboot. (The ntldr for Windows is missing.)

Last edited by Allen614; 01-12-2003 at 11:02 AM.
 
Old 01-12-2003, 11:07 AM   #3
Relja
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Solved

Sorry everyone. I tried to fix this problem for 3-4 days and nothing. Than I decided to post in here - and after half an hour I find an solution by myself:
On some sites I say that the thing (in win98 settings)
map-drive=0x80
to=0x81
map-drive=0x81
to=0x80
is only if win98 is on the second drive (which isn't the case with me).
Than I delated those rows, rebooted, and now when I chose win98 - the ntbootloader appears and asks if I want to start win98 or winxp... I know that this is not an elegan solution - but I don't mind...
Sorry, all....
 
Old 01-12-2003, 02:35 PM   #4
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That's the exact solution. Lilo was looking for the ntldr on hdc when it was on hda. Well done.
 
  


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