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Old 01-29-2002, 03:38 PM   #1
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WinXP and Linux (invalid system disk Lilo->WinwindowsC2..)

I went and bought a cheap 40 gig hardrive, Split it in 2 partitions. one Fat32, and another Ext2. And didnt even touch the WinXP harddrive (my original HDD).

Installed mandrake and everything works perfectly but when I select to boot from Windows C2 in LILO it tells me invalid system disk press any key.. i press any key and WinXP starts. Its not a big thing, but annoying. Some1 please help : )

I heard some peaople saying edit boot.ini on winxp drive. But what exactly to I edit?

Here is what my boot.ini sais:
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

I checked the LILO options, it points to the winxp drive correctly (hde).


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