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Old 04-15-2004, 08:30 AM   #1
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ok, this is going to sound really stupid...but i'm really new... so i get into the lilo file typing "emacs /etc/lilo.conf" and i make the necessary changes to boot do i exit and save the changes?
Old 04-15-2004, 08:35 AM   #2
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I dont know about emacs, but if u use "vi /etc/lilo.conf" u can edit it then press press " : then w then ENTER"( not held together), then " : q ENTER" to exit.
Once that is done, type "lilo" in the command prompt and it should say some stuff then u can reboot if there was no errors.
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thank you...i'm reinstalling right i'll reply back with any more questions i may have.
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ok, this is what i added to the bottom of the lilo.conf file:

# Windows bootable parition begins
other = /dev/hda1
Label = Windows
Table = /dev/hda
# Windows bootable partition ends

is there something wrong with that? because when i restart i don't see the windows option in the lilo...and i if i try to type in windows it doesn't work...
Old 04-15-2004, 10:15 AM   #5
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your lilo.conf seems to be perfect. good. After editing and saving, you run "lilo" at command prompt? once you run "lilo", it should say
"Added linux
Added Windows"
If it is not saying, then there is an error in file. And also ensure that /dev/hda1 and /dev/hda are right partition for Windows.

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