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Old 12-04-2005, 09:31 AM   #1
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Mandriva LE 2005/Win XP dual boot problems

First off i'm running: AMD 64 3400+ Processor
1GB RAM(no idea what type)
Radeon X800 XT Graphics card
1X Maxtor 6Y120P0 (120Gb, IDE set as Primary Master)
2X Promise Hard Drives (150Gb each in a RAID array)
2x TSSTcorp DVD Drives (one of which is a burner)

I already have a working copy of Win XP on my IDE drive. No problems there at all. My 1st RAID drive is formatted with NTFS so windows can use that fine.
I then went on to try and install Mandriva LE 2005 onto my 2nd RAID drive (Linux calls it sdb), install went perfect, I installed a LILO bootloader onto my IDE drive to get a dual boot however on restart the boot loader fail and just displayed a bunch of 9s over half my screen so I had to reboot, same thing happens every time.

I ran Windows fixmbr and i'm now in the same situation as before i installed Linux but with a HD with a working version of Linux on it that i can't use. I've tryed reinstalling it several time and with different settings but nothing will prompt it to work.

I know my CDs work because somehow in the past i have somehow got it to work on this same system, however i have no idea how. I think i installed windows after but I have no intention of reinstalling Windows this time.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry if i've not been descriptive enough but if you need more info i'm sure i can find it out.
Old 12-05-2005, 09:21 PM   #2
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You know I've had that happen to me as well, and one thing I did find was this:

It helped out when I needed to dual-boot Windows XP and Mandriva, but I didn't have it set up as RAID either, so don't know if it will help too much.
Old 12-09-2005, 08:36 PM   #3
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Sorry dude, i tried your way but it didn't work, i think the problem is something to do with the boot-procedure not liking RAID or something, thanks for trying though.
Old 12-10-2005, 01:45 AM   #4
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Use GRUB. You can install it by going to the Mandriva Control Center under "Boot" options. LILO's less versatile, and it might be having trouble because Mandriva is on a different disk than the bootloader.
Old 12-10-2005, 11:10 AM   #5
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But that's his problem. He can't boot into Mandriva to get to the control center. I know there's a way to boot from a live CD distro, but i'm not sure what it is because I've never had to do it yet.


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