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Old 02-14-2005, 09:44 PM   #1
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SATA with Windows, IDE with linux lilo problems

Hi all,
As the subject suggests I recently installed Fedora on a secondary IDE hard drive. Prior to the install the computer had an image from the SATA drive (that has windows installed) and the SATA was the primary boot device ( I mention this only to say that the SATA was booting as the primary even with a bootable partition on the IDE). After setuping lilo, I can not boot to the SATA with windows. So, I removed the windows partition on the ide(the image that I had - it was divided in half so I could keep a backup of the SATA just in case - but thought it might have been causing the problems). Now, Linux still boots but when I select sda1 from the menu I get just a blinking cursor.
How can I boot to the SATA??

So to some things up currently:
IDE - secondary - contains linux partitions and a fat32 partition with nothing on it
SATA - primary - contains Windows XP (which I can boot to if the IDE is not plugged in)

After seeing some of the posts on the internet I decided to follow some of the instruction from other people and post some information:
fdisk -l reveals;
Disk /dev/hdb: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1               1        3811    30611826    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hdb2            3812        3824      104422+  83  Linux
/dev/hdb3            3825        4865     8361832+  8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sda: 37.0 GB, 37019566080 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4500 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        4500    36146218+   7  HPFS/NTFS
lilo.conf reveals:

        append="rhgb quiet"

Thank you for the assistance.


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