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Old 07-16-2002, 04:42 AM   #1
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Boot Linux with NT loader

I have a 20gb Hdd devide into 15+2(fat) & last 3GB for Linux so that makes my linux root to be in the /dev/hdc3. I instaled redhat 7 & during Install i did not Write Lilo to my mbr as it Doesn't work cos of that 1024 cylinder shit!!!!.
I read some Posts & articles regarding Boot Linux form the NT loader. I also made a Dummy boot sector with the Command

# dd if=/dev/hdc3 of=bootsec.lnx bs=512 count=1

then Copied it to my C:\ that is hdc1 & made the Entry in Boot.ini


But nothing happens==
when i choose "Redhat" the System simply reboots.
pls Help me out
Old 07-16-2002, 02:18 PM   #2
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Install newer version of LILO or try Grub. That should work...
Old 07-16-2002, 04:26 PM   #3
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Don't need any newer bootloader as, for the 1 million time, recent distros have overcome 1024 cylinder limit.

Did you write lilo to the first sector of /dev/hdc3?
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You may try to run the install program again, selecting upgrade instead of install. This should get you back to place where you write lilo to mbr. ( I am assuming that you don't have a boot disk and can't load linux at all yet.
You may want to delete the old linux entry if a new one is created (since they are identical)


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