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By theword ·
Hi. I have a RedHat 7.0 installed, and presently I am using my floppy disk to start it up. It is on a duel boot with windows.
Question: When I loaded the LILO from the installation, I did select LILO for the 1st sector of the boot partition. It never showed up upon boot.
A book a read said I needed to move some files around to point to the LILO. I am confused!! So can you give me some advice on re-doing LILO and or bringing LILO out of hiding!!
Thanks pat

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by Lo In reply to LILO

It's been a bit since I did Linux install, TurboLinux, RedHat 5.?, but ...

In the install process somewhere it asks if you want to install LILO (don't remember question). If you dind't answer yes to that then you didn't install.

Might try installing again, answer with same responses as you did last time (unless you want to add something new or change something).

Check the install notes and such before installing to see if you can find what/where the boot process is.

You will know you got it right when you boot, you get LILO displayed on the monitor, a short pause, then boot into whatever system you set as default (you can enter the name of another system to boot that before the time expires).

I had it on a Win 98 and Win NTv4.0 systems and it worked fine (eventually). Be sure to put it on you Drive Zero, if you don't, if / when you remove or loose Drive 1, 2, ..., you can't still boot (or need disk).

If you have bios protection for virus set, you need to disable for the install as it modifies the master boot record.

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by theword In reply to LILO

HI
What I needed was to copy the bootsector from linux on a floppy, then copy it to win-2000 c drive. Re-config bootini.

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by zbrain75 In reply to LILO

You don't need to re-install Linux to fix your problem.
See http:\\ctdp.tripod.com\os\linux\usersguide/index.html
Read section 3 about dual booting and section 17 about LILO.

Essentially, if you're not installing with Windows NT or 2000 and areusing 95 or 98, you want to install LILO on your master boot record.

Assuming you hava an IDE drive and Windows is on the first partition on the first drive, with Linux on the second partition, you will need to exit the /etc/lilo.conf as follows:

boot = /dev/hda
vga = normal
delay = 60
default=Windows
install = /boot/boot.b
compact
map = /boot/map
image = /vmlinuz
label = linux
root = /dev/hda2
read-only
other = /dev/hda1
table = /dev/hda
label = msdos

You should only need to edit the image and other sectgions in your current file. Leave the rest alone unless necessary. Also you can change the default to boot to Linux or Windows.

When done editing the lilo.conf file, you can issue the command "lilo" from the command line to install it. This needs to be done when you are logged in as root.

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by theword In reply to LILO

Hi
What I needed was to copy bootsect from linux onto a floppy, then copy it to win-2000 on the c-drive. Re-config bootini. Now it starts from the loader.

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