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Old 10-26-2003, 12:19 PM   #1
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Boot sector issue

I am about 3 week new to linux even though I have had it for 2 months. I just reinstalled Linux on my computer to solve some programming issues that I was having. Now I had a dual OS setup on my computer. One hard drive was Linux and the other WinXP. After I installed Linux (the second time) and got it working like it should be I decided that I was going to boot into windows to work on a few thing. However, when I restarted my computer I get the boot loader screen where you can pick which OS you want to use. The problem is, Windows isn't there. Is there anything I can do to get windows back or at least access the info without lossing it all.

Thanks for any help.
Old 10-26-2003, 12:24 PM   #2
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found another post

i guess this post can also solve your problem

if it doesen't help - add the following to the /etc/lilo.conf file:

other = /dev/hda1
label = win

...that is if windows was installed on your 1st hd. for more info:

Last edited by phz; 10-26-2003 at 12:31 PM.
Old 10-26-2003, 12:25 PM   #3
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If you have windows in your first partition of first harddisk, try to put something like
to the end of /etc/lilo.conf and rerun lilo.


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