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Old 02-28-2004, 05:19 AM   #1
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win2k and slackware

Ok i have win2000 installed , I installed slack9.1 the problem is when i get to lilo windows doesnt show up, so i hfta switch boot flag to get to one or the other i just want to be able to choose upon startup and i dont have that option anyone else know how to fix this? I will be doing some major but waiting patientaly for any info u can help me with
Old 02-28-2004, 09:40 AM   #2
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cfdisk 2.12

Disk Drive: /dev/hda
Size: 20020396032 bytes, 20.0 GB
Heads: 240 Sectors per Track: 63 Cylinders: 2586

Name Flags Part Type FS Type [Label] Size (MB)
hda1 Primary NTFS 8391.73
hda2 Primary Linux ext2 9011.04
hda3 Primary Linux swap 2616.61

[Bootable] [ Delete ] [ Help ] [Maximize] [ Print ]
[ Quit ] [ Type ] [ Units ] [ Write ]

ok so i dont know why lilo doesnt find the hda1(windows) when it finds the linx, i read some things about having to eadit the lilo.config file but i am not sure how to do that....still i try
Old 02-28-2004, 11:09 AM   #3
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you have to edit the file /etc/lilo.conf
For this, open a console and type su to switch to the super-user mode
then open /etc/lilo.conf with your prefered text editor (entering for example emacs /etc/lilo.conf &)
add to the end of the file

label=win2k (or the name you want to see in the boot menu)

then save the file and close it
enter lilo -v in the comand line to register the new version of lilo you've just made
then reboot and try to select the win2k line...


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