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Old 05-05-2005, 11:32 AM   #1
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Install Lilo in MBR during instalation of SuSE 9.3 (with dual boot Windows XP)

I have two HD (hda, hdb), first HD with SuSe 9.3(hda2) and FreeBSD 5.3(hda7) and second HD with Kurumin Linux(hdb5) and windows XP (hdb 1, hdb3).
I'm trying to do dual boot with Grub but Grub didnīt read the partitions in second HD (hdb), so I tried install Lilo during reinstall of SuSe but the setup cannot record Lilo in MBR.
Can someone help me?
Old 05-05-2005, 01:04 PM   #2
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Some details required here i think -
How are your drives formatted (ext2/ ReiserFS/FAT/NTFS5)
If possible jot down the output of fdisk hda & fdisk hdb followed by 'p" (printing the existing partition table).
Where have you written LILO/GRUB to? The MBR? Or, the first sector of the hdd where your OS is installed (SUSE for e.g.)?
Old 05-05-2005, 10:46 PM   #3
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the all linux partitions are formatted in ReiserFS and Windows in FAT.
the installation of LILO/GRUB was in MBR

hda1 - linux swap
hda2 - linux native /
hda4 - linux native /home
hda5 - linux native /MP3

hdb1 - windows FAT
hdb2 - linux swap
hdb3 - windows FAT
hdb5 - linux native /
hdb6 - linux native /home


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