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Old 08-22-2004, 05:59 PM   #1
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triple boot rh9 w/xp pro/server2000-xp wont boot now

Hi, this is my first post anywhere. so i'm definately a newbie. i originally had a dual boot, win2000 server on c: and xp pro on d: which worked great
install rd9 with cd and manually used disk druid. not familiar with linux at all. i created a / and swap partition. linux works great, so does server2000 but when i choose xp pro to boot i get the error

"load needed dll's for kernel"

can't boot in safe mode nothing
boot.ini file has both microsoft's os's in it and is correct.
i have to boot linux from boot disk as i don't get an option on boot loader screen.

Please HELP!!

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Old 08-22-2004, 06:12 PM   #2
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Did you tell rh to setup the bootloader? If so the screen you see on boot is I believe rh uses lilo. You need to do some reading up on lilo and add a entry for it in /etc/lilo.conf in rh. I have dont dual booting on win98 and stuff like that never have on xp might want to google for lilo win xp. Hope I was a help!
Old 08-22-2004, 06:38 PM   #3
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yes u were help. gives me something else to try. i will google the lilo.conf and see where it takes me.
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can i load linux to boot.ini file

didn't seem to be anything wrong with the bootloader in linux so i'm not sure what happened to the missing hal.dll's in xp. ending up doing a repair install and now everything is working. didn't even lose data in xp.

now i would love to know how to add linux to my boot.ini or even if i can. i have to use boot disk to load to linux.

can i add it to my boot.ini file???
Old 08-23-2004, 01:20 AM   #5
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hal.dll sees that the integrity is maintained of the windows evironment

but that used to happen when i had grub-installed on my system
for 2 window OSe i used lilo and that worked fine

for loadlin u should look here

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thanx gaurav will try this week and let u know how it worked for me


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