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Old 08-30-2003, 07:50 PM   #1
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Question LILO and Windows ME

I installed Red Hat Linux over a disk that had already installed Windows ME. I installed LILO in the first sectors of my /boot partition (I read somewhere that installing LILO in the MBR could cause some problems to boot windows again)
The problem is that when I boot the pc, LILO doesn't boot (the pc boots windows, without asking anything). As a result, the only way to load linux is using the boot diskette.
What could I do to be able to use LILO. Should I reinstall LILO at the MBR?
Thanks in advance
Old 08-30-2003, 08:13 PM   #2
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Use the boot disk to boot into Linux - open a shell - su to root user then :

kedit /etc/lilo.conf

look for the

boot=............directive at the top

change it to


save the file

as root user again from the shell - type


then reboot and boot from the hard drive as normal

Last edited by Skyline; 08-30-2003 at 08:16 PM.


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