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Old 09-01-2003, 06:06 PM   #1
statikuz
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Angry LILO boot problems


I have two hard drives in my system, one with four partitions, windows, /, /home, and a swap, and another hard drive with a single windows partition. Both win partitions are formatted FAT32, and I am able to access them both under linux (mandrake 9.1) I am also able to boot to the windows partition that resides on the first hard drive (along with linux).
(I dunno if it matters at this point, but both windows installations are WinXP)

My second hard drive is /dev/hdc1, and is mounted to /mnt/hdc. I'm able to see the contents of the drive, but am not able to access any folders or files, nor view any properties.

I've added the proper entry for the second hard drive into /etc/lilo.conf, have updated with /sbin/lilo, and restart.

The second boot entry shows up just fine, but once selected, it dumps right to a black screen "NTLDR missing".

Too bad it's not missing... everything is perfectly intact on the hard drive, and it boots in other systems, but for some reason LILO won't do it.

I'm not sure what the problem here is, but ANY help would be greatly appreciated... thanks.
 
Old 09-01-2003, 07:55 PM   #2
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LILO fails: Error messages and their interpretation
LILO mini HOWTO
Multiboot with LILO HOWTO
LILO, Linux Crash Rescue HOW-TO
Installing a bootloader

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Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
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