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razey 12-05-2001 02:17 AM

lilo wont boot winxp
hey i am fairly new to the linux community. i am running RH7.2 and winxp. right now i have my rh drive as master and the xp as slave. well i want to be able to dual boot the 2. i have edited lilo.cfg, restarted lilo, and rebooted. well the menus gives me 2 choices. one is linux and the other winxp. the linux boot one works perfectly fine. when i go and select teh winxp one it says starting winxp...and then nothing happens. the activity light on my pc is a constant orange. so it seems the pc is working. but nothing happens. my questions is, am i doing something wrong? or do i need to install something on winxp to get it to boot? what about if i have winxp as master and rh7.2 as slave? ideas, suggestions woul dbe majoly appreciated, it will make my life of opening the box and switching hd's much less hecktic =)
thank you

acid_kewpie 12-05-2001 04:36 AM

double post.

taz.devil 12-05-2001 04:55 PM


Originally posted by acid_kewpie
double post.

I vote for a new title. Double post sniffer...Seesh, too much time on yer hands bro. And a little less important than the question. Don't moderators worry about this? Anywho...

WinXP won't boot because if it's set as secondary or slave it's probably not set active or bootable. I would as you suggested switch the two as XP for master. It's just usually the way windows likes things. Make sure in DOS' fdisk it's set as A 'active' to be bootable and then install LILO again.

razey 12-05-2001 05:27 PM

got it
na it was something to do with mapping my drive in lilo.cfg

acid_kewpie 12-05-2001 05:43 PM

hey i can't help it if i'm a creep! :)

far too much time that i shouldn't have...
mmmmm biscuits

razey 12-06-2001 12:23 AM

i pass time by looking at pron

acid_kewpie 12-06-2001 09:09 AM

think i just found my next signature!! :)

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