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Old 08-13-2003, 01:19 AM   #1
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LILO on NTFS mbr might be causing an issue


Hey all,

I just installed a new hard drive and started setting up my usual xp/slack9 dual boot.
Everything has been fine until I tried to install LILO on the MBR. I had it set up this way before and figured nothing of it.
Im thinking that maybe switching the Windows partition from the previous FAT32 to a new NTFS installation may be causing this problem?
Anyone know of a similar case or am I way off?

The problem happened during the instalation and am booting with a bootdisk for the time being.

Thanks for any input.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 01:22 AM   #2
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WHAT problem are you having. You didn't tell us. Please be more specific.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 02:37 PM   #3
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OMG sorry...LOL

I get an error saying that LILO could not be installed to the master boot record. Just wondering if this is because of the NTFS file system of the MBR
 
Old 08-13-2003, 02:54 PM   #4
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But...the MBR doesn't use NTFS? Or any other filesystem (in that sense), by the way...?

As for your problem, try to manually configure LILO by using the "expert mode" (or by editing lilo.conf). Unless, of course, you've already tried that.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 03:01 PM   #5
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Your problem isn't that you have an NTFS partition now. I dual-boot XP (NTFS) and SuSE (reiser). nvn is correct, the MBR doesn't use a filesystem.

If you can't get Lilo to work, try Grub. I am not sure if Slack comes standard w/ that, but I am pretty sure you can get it for Slack. Darn near everything is available for Slack
 
Old 08-13-2003, 05:16 PM   #6
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I was able to install LILO manually!
Guess I should remember to try all the options I can think of before posting...

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