Author Topic: How to get a multiboot-system with Windows?  (Read 2133 times)

svgt

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How to get a multiboot-system with Windows?
« on: April 13, 2009, 07:11:52 am »
Hi,

I just managed to install a VL6.0 Vectorlinux. In the booting menu two Vector alternatives are to choose. But the existing Windows on sda1 was ignored. There are two questions:

How can I get the Windows system in the menu?

How can I restore the whole menu, if the boot record was destroyed by a new Windows installation?

With Grub I am fit to manage it, but I do not know how to do with Lilo boot manager.

Regards,
Svgt

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Re: How to get a multiboot-system with Windows?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 07:16:39 am »
When you installed lilo it should have detected the Windows partition. Go into Linux and show us the output of "fdisk -l" run as root in a terminal.
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Re: How to get a multiboot-system with Windows?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 08:14:08 am »
You can also rerun the detection process.  In a terminal run vliloconf.

I have two hard drives with windows on the first one.  I have better luck with vliloconf, than I do with the detection during the install process.
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Re: How to get a multiboot-system with Windows?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 01:14:28 pm »
Thank you. After rerunning vliloconf it works fine. What I appreciate in this forum: I get several competent answers  in short time.