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Old 07-31-2006, 08:18 PM   #1
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Dual Boot RHEL Win2K LILO


Hello!

I have tried installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 on my Acer Laptop with Windows 2000 Professional installed.

It contains one 40G HDD which I partitioned into 3, 10GB is for the Windows2000 installataion, 10GB for Linux and the last 20GB for my data.

I installed Windows 2000 first with NTFS, formatted the last 20GB with FAT32.

I then begin installation of RHEL AS3. Manually partitioned the 10GB. The result of the partition was the following:

hda1 NTFS (windows 2k)
hda5 data partition (FAT32)
hda6 boot
hda7 root
hda8 swap
hda9 var

I installed LILO (not GRUB) on hda6 instead on the Master Boot Record.

After installing everything from the installation disc, a reboot was required so I complied.

My problem is when my laptop reboots, it goes straight to Windows 2000. I have no way to boot into Linux except through "linux rescue".

Please help me configure or install or do whatever just to allow me to have the option to boot windows or linux. I have searched on the net and it seems that there are so few resources on how to do the above. Just to reiterate, my Win2k is on NTFS, which poses another problem as RHEL out-of-the-box does not have RPMs to support NTFS, if i need to configure NTFS support for RHEL, I need to boot linux first as the rescue mode won't allow me to install additional RPMs.

Thanks in advance.
Jacq
 
Old 07-31-2006, 11:15 PM   #2
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The best way to do it is install Lilo into the mbr. When you do this it will catch that you have another operating system and it will add that to your boot options.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 01:53 AM   #3
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Hello! I tried to reinstall everything. This time, I installed LILO in the MBR but still, no option to boot to linux. There was one time where I installed GRUB instead of LILO and the option to boot to linux or windows became present. Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
Jacq
 
Old 08-01-2006, 02:13 AM   #4
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try that:

reboot to linux rescue mode,then type the command like following
#lilo /dev/hda
 
Old 08-01-2006, 02:42 AM   #5
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hi! i tried your suggestion. nothing happened.

i tried the following:

# lilo

result:
warning: device 0x0306 exceeds 1024 cylinder limit
fatal: sector 20502040 too large for linear mode (try 'lba' instead)

by the way, the lilo version installed is 21.4-4.

suggestions or comments please.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 03:08 AM   #6
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show your /etc/lilo.conf file
 
Old 08-01-2006, 03:12 AM   #7
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it occured the '1024 limit' error.
vi the /etc/lilo.conf ,and add 'lba32' as a new line.
then run the command:

#lilo

Last edited by blue_penguin; 08-01-2006 at 03:18 AM.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 03:20 AM   #8
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was able to make lilo work already and now is able to boot up linux. my next problem is that, when i test the sound, my laptop hangs; i have to reboot.
when i try to use the internet, typing just a few letter (maybe three letters) on the address bar also makes my laptop hang and i have to reboot again. what could be the possible cause of this?
 
Old 08-05-2006, 12:55 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jacq
was able to make lilo work already and now is able to boot up linux. my next problem is that, when i test the sound, my laptop hangs; i have to reboot.
when i try to use the internet, typing just a few letter (maybe three letters) on the address bar also makes my laptop hang and i have to reboot again. what could be the possible cause of this?

Look, I used to have problems with my sound system. I have two suggestions for you:

1. Change OSS (this is a deprecated sound architecture) to ALSA, if you still didn't it.

2. If you are still having problems, try compiling your sound system (ALSA) inside the kernel. IMHO, it is much better than to load those sound modules! (Especially if you're using your OS as Desktop)

Unfortunately I cannot help you about the problem when you use the internet.
 
  


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