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Old 02-26-2004, 06:12 PM   #1
chiphead
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linux and windows xp


Hi, i've problems booting into windows xp (hdb1) with my lilo (installed at mbr, hda). Everytime i try to select windowsxp in my lilo menu i get nothing but hieroglyphes and after 2 secs or so the system halts.

i have the usual winxp stanza in my lilo.conf

other=/dev/hdb1
label=winxp

i'm using slackware and installed windows xp on my other harddisk (20gb primary master with linux, 160gb primary slave for stuff and windows). would grub solve this problem? what can i do?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 07:33 PM   #2
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i think grub might solve the problem, it was made to suport lota of difrent OS's, lilo was origionaly amde just for linux as i recall
 
Old 02-26-2004, 07:42 PM   #3
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have a look here

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...windows+on+hdb

good luck.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 09:00 PM   #4
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If you are using SW you can boot from the CD and redo your lilo from the setup in expert mode. This way you can add dos drives etc.

I have a simular lilo congif as you

/dev/hda2
handle = Winxp
/dev/hda1
handle = Linux
etc
 
Old 02-27-2004, 07:59 AM   #5
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PEACHDOG is on the right track. Your Windows partition now second fiddle, but it needs to think its first. I've answered this question several times (if you hit the search button under my post you'll see)
 
Old 02-27-2004, 08:01 PM   #6
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thanks, it worx!
 
Old 02-27-2004, 11:09 PM   #7
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NP. Pay it forward. Someone will need your help now. This is a great place to help others.
 
  


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