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Author Topic: LILO: WinXP & VL Deluxe 5.9  (Read 2016 times)

longlivelinux

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LILO: WinXP & VL Deluxe 5.9
« on: December 21, 2008, 07:21:06 pm »

Dell desktop and bot HDs are set properly. I remove VL HD, and WinXP loads fine. Add boh HDs, and VL loads fine. Try to load XP with both HDs, and it shows
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Loading Win
and locks the PC up. Any ideas???
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longlivelinux

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Re: LILO: WinXP & VL Deluxe 5.9
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008, 07:32:35 pm »

further info, I researched, and the lilo.conf file seem to be identical to all others I have seen listed. Still locks up at Loading Win.
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bigpaws

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Re: LILO: WinXP & VL Deluxe 5.9
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 07:33:52 pm »

Post the line in /etc/lilo.conf that is listed as Windows bootable drive

All the lines in that area until you get to read-only.

Also how did you setup lilo to boot? Did you set Lilo to the MBR?

Please also specify which hard drive is which.

Bigpaws
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longlivelinux

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Re: LILO: WinXP & VL Deluxe 5.9
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 07:51:04 pm »

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# Partition 1 : DOS/Windows
other = /dev/hdb1
    label = Win
    table = /dev/hdb
# Partition 2: Linux GUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda2
    label = linux
    append = "splash=silent "
    read-only
    initrd = /boot/initrd
# Partition 3: Linux TUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda2
    label = linux-tui
    append = "2 splash=silent "
    read-only
    initrd = /boot/initrd
# Partition 4: Linux GUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda2
    label = linux-gui
    append = "4 splash=silent "

LILO is on the MBR.


HDA is Linux..all of it
HDB is WInXP
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lagagnon

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Re: LILO: WinXP & VL Deluxe 5.9
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008, 07:47:40 am »

I have seen your problem before, many years ago. The problem is that Windows does not like being on a secondary drive, particularly if is a slave drive. Windows, as always, assumes it is the only OS on the planet ;-)

Read this thread: https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/lilo-configuration-25583/ , particularly post #7 - I think you need to add that code to /etc/lilo.conf, then rerun "lilo -v" as rot and it should work.
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