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Old 05-02-2003, 10:18 AM   #1
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Can't boot redhat 9.0?

Well I previously had redhat 8.0 and I could load up that with no problems, when the computer started up it automatically came up with a list between windows or linux, thats was fine.

Recientley I wiped everything, both windows XP and RH, and installed windows XP and RH 9.0. I selected lilo (I was previously using grub) as my boot loader and I went through all the install etc. Now it says restarting computer, it restarts... and goes straight to windows? No option for linux or anything like it. I just goes straight there. According to partition magic 8 the partitions are there, so I know it installed right but I can't get it to boot.

So my question is how do I get Redhad 9.0 to boot along side Windows XP using lilo?

I really don't feel like re-installing before I have even gotten into linux.

Old 05-02-2003, 11:07 AM   #2
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I found that installing lilo on anything but the MBR doesn't work. So reinstall lilo onto the MBR and it will work.. after you add your windows partition to the /etc/lilo.conf

other = /dev/hdXX
Label = WindowsXP
table = /dev/hda (assuming that's where windows is located)

use your RH cd as rescue disk to boot into RH so you may preform the changes.
Old 05-02-2003, 02:44 PM   #3
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if you installed XP second, it would wipe out the boot
loader. doesn't partition magic have bootmagic?
Old 05-02-2003, 04:55 PM   #4
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Yeah it does.. but I suggest just booting linux and doing /sbin/lilo to restore the MBR... I found Partition Magic to be unreliable and flaky


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