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    lilo problems

    i set linux up on my friends comp
    rh9
    used lilo as a boot manager
    he wanted to play his games so i gave him a small hdd and installed windows on it
    i added a stanza to the lilo.conf file and ran lilo -v to update the mbr
    the hard drive with windows is /dev/hdb and the partation is /dev/hdb1
    lilo has the windows option but when i select it , nothing happens
    it will say loading windows and then nada
    do i have to outline the command.com or win.com file for it to do anything?
    the win os is windows98se
    is windows being its regular self and want total control of the comp? or am i missing something
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    Just a Virtualized Geek MrLinus's Avatar
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    Copy and paste what you put in the lilo here. Perhaps you're missing one thing.
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    other=/dev/hdb1
    label=windows
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    On mine I have:

    other = /dev/hda2
    label = DOS
    table = /dev/hda
    Me thinks you might be missing the "table" option which lists what drive the primary parition is on. Try putting in table = /dev/hdb and then run lilo command.
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    ok il try this
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    Problems Booting to Windows After the Installation of Red Hat Linux
    Question:

    I have installed Linux to dual boot with Windows. My first drive, /dev/hda is Linux, and my second drive is my Windows drive. Windows worked fine until after I installed Linux. Now, when I select "dos" from the LILO: prompt to boot to Windows, all I get is "Starting...." and then my machine locks, up. My entry for Windows in my /etc/lilo.conf file looks like this:

    other=/dev/hdb1
    label=dos
    table=/dev/hdb


    Why is this happening and how can I work around it?

    Answer:

    Windows is expecting to be the first disk in your computer and does not know what to do when you try to boot it as the second drive. In order to work around this, you must modify your /etc/lilo.conf file so that the entry for Windows looks like this:

    other=/dev/hdb1
    label=dos
    table=/dev/hdb
    map-drive = 0x80
    to = 0x81
    map-drive = 0x81
    to = 0x80


    Once you have done this, you must re-run LILO so that your changes take effect. To do this, type /sbin/lilo -v -v.

    What this does is fool DOS/Windows into believing that it is the first drive in your system.
    http://www.redhat.com/support/resour...ootloader.html
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    hey it worked
    thanks
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