Re: NT and Debian...O.S. Loader 4.01 sux!
If you want to avoid a headache, you can configure the NT Boot Loader to
boot your Debian system for you by doing the following IIRC (It's been a
long time since I used NT :)
1) Boot to Debian using a boot floppy or the Rescue disk.
2) Type the following, where X is the number of your linux partition
dd if=/dev/hdaX of=linux.bts bs=512 count=1
This will dump the booting information into the file "linux.bts".
3) Boot NT and put "linux.bts" in C:\
4) Edit C:\boot.ini and add the following line at the bottom:
Now the option "Debian Linux" should appear in the menu of the NT Boot
Manager. I'm pretty sure that's how I did it...
>>> what up!
>>> scenario: i had Linux on my laptop running efficiently
>>> installed NT4.0 without preparing LiLo for the image of NT...now, my
>>> will only boot to NT (o.s. loader 4.01 takes over) and I dont know of
>>> to get back into Linux
>>> Specs: my hard drive is split up to where there is an NTFS partition
>>> ext. partition in which the Linux swap and native are stored.
>>> Please help me get back in!!!
>>Experience is a useful thing. Unfortunately it is only acquired
>>just after one could have used it.
>>Please always Cc to me when replying to me on the lists.
>I believe you'll need to boot off a floppy in order to get control of
>machine. If you don't have a rescue disk at hand, you can probably
>a boot/root image from the net and create an installation floppy, then
>shell out of the installation and hopefully repair the damage. Others on
>this list are a lot more literate about this sort of thing though, and I
>recommend you take my advice with a grain of salt.