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Old 05-17-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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Dual boot Lilo won't load Windows [SOLVED]

Hi everyone,

Just installed Slackware 13.37 and am trying to get dual boot to work properly. I have edited /etc/lilo.conf to point the Windows section to what I believe should be the correct partition (/dev/sda2)

Here is the relevant section
# LILO configuration file
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/sda2
  label = Windows
  table = /dev/sda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/sda6
  label = Linux
# Linux bootable partition config ends
I have mounted /dev/sda2 to /ntfs-c as suggested during install and when I browse through there I see the files from my windows setup so it is in fact the correct partition. When I load Windows on boot, however, it is pointing to the recovery partition (/dev/sda1). Any ideas? I am sure it is an easy fix somewhere.


Last edited by Tripsun; 05-17-2011 at 01:09 PM.
Old 05-17-2011, 01:17 PM   #2
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After editing the lilo config file, you need to run (as root) /sbin/lilo to make the changes take effect.

Here is an article on configuring lilo:

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 05-17-2011 at 01:18 PM.


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