LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-08-2005, 03:13 PM   #1
swee7an
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
Dual OS. again?


Hello everybody,

I know this is repeated million times. I thought it would be an easy task, i know it is once i am in the right direction.

I have installed linux mandrake 10.1 on a HDD and WinXP on another HDD. where the WinXP HDD is set to master and the Linux is the slave. " what a shame!"

anyways, I would be grateful if someone could give me link to a thread in this website, i know there is one out there, that has everything listed in it.

i searched a lot but couldn't find one or maybe i just didn't understand it.

i don't know what is Lilo and whether i am using it or not!

thanks in Advance.

Ahmed.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:23 PM   #2
aysiu
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu with IceWM
Posts: 1,775

Rep: Reputation: 86
Two questions:

1. Did you install Lilo to the MBR or not when you install Mandrake?
2. What's happening now when you boot up?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:27 PM   #3
swee7an
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thanks aysiu for the quick reply,

1) I don't know what is Lilo or what it does! and i don't know if i installed it or not. is there anyway i can check if i did? where can i find it?

2) when i boot up it takes me directly to WinXP. no menus or anything else.

Ahmed
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:57 PM   #4
ctkroeker
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Paraguay
Posts: 1,565
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 50
If you installed Linux first and then XP, you have trouble because XP probably wiped out the bootloader (either GRUB or LiLo). Always install windows first. You will have to re-install Lilo or Grub, to get it working. Search this forum on how to install Lilo or grub and also how to edit it. Also search www.google.com .
 
Old 08-08-2005, 04:12 PM   #5
swee7an
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
i am sorry, i sould have made this clear.

I had Win Xp installed long time ago, few days ago i bought a new HDD and disconnected the HDD that contains WinXP then installed Mandrake on the new HDD.

i'll go ahead and look for Lilo,

by the way what is better ? Lilo or GRUB?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 04:40 PM   #6
swee7an
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
i am sorry, i sould have made this clear.

I had Win Xp installed long time ago, few days ago i bought a new HDD and disconnected the HDD that contains WinXP then installed Mandrake on the new HDD.

i'll go ahead and look for Lilo,

by the way what is better ? Lilo or GRUB?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:00 PM   #7
XavierP
Moderator
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 19,192
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 475Reputation: 475Reputation: 475Reputation: 475Reputation: 475
Lilo is probably on the second hard drive. Try searching for "move boot loader" or "move lilo" or "reinstall lilo".

I have lilo installed on my system. When I do "dir /etc" I see no reference to grub. What do you see?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dual Booting SuSE 9.2 & XP Pro/dual hard drives The_Bug Linux - General 3 01-04-2006 05:44 PM
Setting up Dual Monitors on GeForce 6600GT dual DVI card. monkiidansu Linux - Hardware 1 09-29-2005 02:21 PM
Dual dual booting with Suse 9.1 pro and windows 98SE UDflyer Linux - General 1 07-30-2004 02:37 PM
Advice (and some) Needed: Dual-HDD, Dual-Boot - Linux, WinXP elnomadkvn Linux - General 1 03-28-2004 10:11 AM
Newbie needs Mandrake/Win98 dual-HD, dual boot system design help... buddha Linux - Newbie 20 09-04-2003 08:57 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration