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Old 01-19-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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Installed Debian, with Lilo instead of Grub now I can't load Windoze

Hi, I just recently installed Debian, but during the install when it offered to give me Grub, It only showed the other OS as Vista/longhorn, while I have the windows seven beta on there too. So I tried Lilo to see if that would work, but that just only showed Debian, so now I am trapped (joyfully) Debian but I would really like some one to show me how to install Grub or Lilo so that I can acess all three OS's

My Partition lay out
1st Hard disk
1: Vista 64bit
2: Debian
2nd Hard disk
1: NFTS storage space
2: Windows 7 Beta 64 bit
Old 01-19-2009, 03:53 PM   #2
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I'd forget LILO and stick with GRUB. So are you saying that before you installed Debian that your machine could dual-boot Vista or Windows 7 beta?

I think you just need to tell GRUB where to find Windows 7 boot info. I think if you searched for info on dual boot of Vista and Linux using Grub, you should find a procedure that you can also use for Windows 7.
Old 01-19-2009, 04:22 PM   #3
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install grub with just debian and vista then post your /boot/grub/menu.lst .......then I mite be abell to tell you how to edit it.



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