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Old 03-14-2002, 08:11 AM   #1
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Unhappy Triple Booting!!! Win XP, Win2000, Mandrake Linux 8.1


I have my PC set up dual booting Mandrake Linux 8.1/Win2000 Pro. I decided to add WinXP Pro in the hope of being able to chose between the 3. However, I can now only choose WinXP or 2000 at the boot up chooser thingy and linux is nowhere to be seen. I have edited the boot.ini (i think) file to try and add in a 3rd line, but don't know what this line should be. Could someone please help???

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Old 03-14-2002, 04:36 PM   #2
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You should install lilo on Linux partition (/etc/lilo.conf edition, then lilo).
Then get it to a file
dd if=/dev/hdx of=linuxboot.lnx bs=1 count=512
Now get the file linuxboot.lnx to Windows partition (where you've got boot.ini) and insert to boot.ini
The whole procedure is described in detail in Linux+NT-Loader-HOWTO (in your Linux or at


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