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Old 11-28-2002, 05:53 PM   #1
kashoji
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Cannot see win2k boot option when setting up lilo


Hve two partitions.
Installed windows 2000 professional on one partition.
on second partition trying to insatall linux 7.0 When setting up lilo menu, can not see the windows boot option.
Aborted installation.

Any ideas about what went wrong?
 
Old 11-28-2002, 06:27 PM   #2
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Gidday ...

not quite sure what Linux 7 is,
but you could check 'fdisk -l /dev/hda'
and manually put the winDOHs partition
in your lilo.conf

like for example:
other = /dev/hda1
label = winDOHs
table = /dev/hda


HIH

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Old 11-28-2002, 11:18 PM   #3
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OK - but my problem is that i coud not even install linux (redhat 7). I had to abort install because I could not see the windows boot option when setting up lilo during the installation process.

So i think i cannot do what you suggested, without linux installed.
 
Old 11-29-2002, 03:35 AM   #4
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if windoze is on the first partition, ( if u have an IDE drive) its probably hda1. So when intalling linux, don't touch /dev/hda1. Just use the free space. The installation program of linux is smart enough to know what partitions not to touch if u told them to.

You'll need to manually add the windows option in Windows as LILO won't do it automatically if win2k is on an ntfs partition
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by born4linux
The installation program of linux is smart enough to know what partitions not to touch if u told them to.
*cough*

There is no such thing as "the installation program for Linux" :}

It's quite dependent on his distro, really, and Slack definitely
(and LFS probably) doesn't do ANY automated checks on
partitions and/or file-systems....

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