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Old 03-31-2004, 09:01 PM   #1
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ILO, SBOOTMGR errors- windows will not boot

Two distinct Hard drives, Lilo installed on the first along with linux.

Linux boots through Lilo without difficulty.

If I unplug the primary hard drive, I can load Windows without problems.

If I use LILO to try to boot windows, it says "booting windows"... and then hangs.

If I use the SBOOTMGR boot disk, it takes me straight to the LILO prompt, no matter which Hard drive i choose to boot from.

I used the automatic configuration script for Lilo, and am working with a standard intel-type PC.

any suggestions?
Old 03-31-2004, 09:04 PM   #2
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give us your /etc/lilo.conf and your partition layout
Old 04-02-2004, 02:04 AM   #3
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Maybe you need the to remap your harddisks.

Try the following in /etc/lilo.conf:

Disk = /dev/hda
bios = 0x80
Disk = /dev/hdb
bios = 0x81

other = /dev/hdb #hd where windows resides
label = windows
map-drive = 0x81
to = 0x80
map-drive = 0x80
to = 0x81

This assumes, that linux is install somewhere on /dev/hda, LILO in the mbr of /dev/hda und windows somewhere on /dev/hdb und the bios is configured to boot from your first hd (prim. master (hda)).

And don't forget /sbin/lilo
Old 04-02-2004, 10:17 AM   #4
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If you are using NT, 2000, or XP I can help. You can boot your system with some certain system files. I can't access Windows right now, but when I get home, 1 hour after making this post, I'll post them immediatly, or host the files on the web at your request. If you are using 95, 98, or ME, you're out of luck. Tell me which one you're using


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