Help! Lilo Problems with NT and Debian Linux
I am running sid and kernel 2.4.8. I had copied /bootsect.lnx
into c:\ so that I would be given a choice to boot into NT or linux.
After I installed kernel 2.4.8 and I chose linux, I would get LI
and the machine would hang up. So whenever I used to linux I had to
boot from a floppy disk.
I found in the /etc/lilo.conf that the first line was boot=/dev/sda2.
The documentation gave me the impression that it should be
/dev/sda. I thought this was the problem, so I changed to the line to
read boot=/dev/sda, ran lilo, did dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/bootsect.lnx,
Now I find that when I boot up with no floppy disk, NT does not come
up, instead it says it can't find a boot loader in the floppy, and it
can't fint a boot load on the SCSI disk. Since I am not
booting properly, I can't get into NT to copy the bootsect.lnx into
C:\. I changed the line in
lilo.conf back to boot=/dev/sda2, ran lilo, but I still have the
same problem that I can't boot up into NT.
Maybe the first line should be boot=/dev/sda and I should do
dd if=/dev/sda of=/bootsect.lnx ?
Any suggestion for safely recovering so that I can boot up into
WIndows, and also chose linux from the menu rather than always use a
floppy to boot into linux?
Department of Chemistry
Ohio Northern University
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