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Old 09-03-2005, 04:11 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04
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Red face Help! LILO can't boot windows! [solved]

I have a very serious problem. When I choose Windows in LILO I get a blank screen with a blinking _, and it just sits there and doesn't boot. My filesystems are intact, but I don't have the NTLDR so I don't know if it can boot Windows at all. Please help!

Oh this is slackware 10.1 by the way, and the LILO version is:
lilo -v
LILO version 22.5.9, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2004 John Coffman
Released 08-Apr-2004 and compiled at 00:18:50 on May 21 2004.

Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
Reading boot sector from /dev/hda
Using MENU secondary loader
Calling map_insert_data
Mapping message file /boot/boot_message.txt
Calling map_insert_file

Boot other: /dev/hda1, on /dev/hda, loader CHAIN
Added Windows *

Boot image: /dev/hda2
Added hda2

Boot image: /dev/hda1
Added hda1

Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz
Added Linux

Writing boot sector.
/boot/boot.0300 exists - no boot sector backup copy made.

Oops, sorry for spamming like crazy. Now that I fixed it (I knew that hda1 was not my boot partition, but setting it to hda2 didnt seem to work but I did probe in the KDE and then it found the thing correctly but had two named NT so I got confused but then I renamed one to NTXP and I eventually got it to boot.) Please close this

Last edited by i.of.the.storm; 09-03-2005 at 05:58 PM.
Old 09-04-2005, 09:38 AM   #2
Registered: May 2004
Location: Arizona USA
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We have all been there at some point in our Linux lives. You got it fixed, by youeself!
Congrats! You are on your way!


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