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Old 10-29-2005, 05:51 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Suse 8.1
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lilo.conf issue with Windows


I have two drives.

hda=linux install one partition=/dev/hda1 (plus a swap at hda2)

hdg=windows one partition =/dev/hdg1

I'm trying to get lilo to give the option to boot the windows partition at startup time

my lilo.conf looks like this:


# lilo.conf created by smart-liloconfig

boot = /dev/hda
timeout = 120

image = /boot/new
root = /dev/hda1
label = SMART

other = /mnt/iso/
label = Windows


(mnt/iso is where I mounted /dev/hdg1 since it wasn't auto-mounted at boot - infact my system is set up to not automount any other attached drives other than hda)

So, all I want is an option to boot Windows from this other drive at machine startup, but no matter how many variations I try of lilo.conf, they either don't compile, or simply don't work at startup.

Can anyone provide any pointers as to where I'm going wrong?

Thanks in advance,

Old 10-29-2005, 08:38 PM   #2
Registered: May 2004
Location: United States
Distribution: Slackware 10.0
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I don't know. My system has

other = /dev/hdb1
label = Windows
table = /dev/hdb

Haven't had a problem to date. I mount Windows as /mnt/c when I need to access the partition from Linux. /herbc


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