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Old 03-31-2003, 12:20 PM   #1
JapanFred
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Booting XP from Linux...


I have mounted the other harddrive, and i can play my MP3s etc from it. Now i want Linuxs Bootup manager to recognise it, and allow me to boot into Windows XP. I really need this, as my boot.ini got Screwed, and now i cant get into XP ><


I'm using RedHat linux 7.1 in GNOME.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 12:23 PM   #2
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Are you using LILO or GRUB?
 
Old 03-31-2003, 12:43 PM   #3
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LILO.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 12:53 PM   #4
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Could you post your current lilo.conf file. I imagine you don't have a section in it dealing with your XP partition. Something like:

other=/dev/hda1
optional
label=XP

???
 
Old 04-01-2003, 10:12 AM   #5
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boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
prompt
timeout=50
message=/boot/message
linear
default=linux

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.2-2
label=linux
read-only
root=/dev/hda5
append="hdc=ide-scsi"

other=/dev/hda1
optional
label=dos





<END OF FILE>

Thats it.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 10:32 PM   #6
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That looks like is should work..
What's the error message when you choose DOS in LILO?
 
Old 04-02-2003, 08:25 AM   #7
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Wild guess here:

XP is on a second hard drive, right? Shouldn't it be hdb1?

Newb myself, but that sounds like it to me
 
  


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