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Re: Dual boot win98 w/ 2 hard drives

nick lidakis declaimed:
> >
> >
> >Windows really wants to be the master, I think; in fact, it wants to be on 
> >the primary master.  My configuration is that the linux drive is the 
> >primary master and the windows drive is the secondary master, but LILO 
> >remaps the drives when booting windows to make the windows drive the 
> >primary on the fly.  Here's the relevant section of my /etc/lilo.conf:
> >
> >[snip]
> >other=/dev/hdc1
> >	label="Windows"
> >	loader = /boot/chain.b
> >	   map-drive = 0x80
> >	   to = 0x81
> >	   map-drive = 0x81
> >	   to = 0x80
> >	table = /dev/hdc
> >[snip]
> >
> >I had a similar problem as yours; I finally found the answer in a SuSE 
> >manual.  Of course, now it doesn't matter, as I don't boot into windows 
> >anymore...... :)
> >
> >Hope this helps,
> >David Richmond
> >drich@symphonicman.com
> >
> It worked like a charm. Thank you very much. I don't recall this 
> documented in the lilo man page. I'll have to check again.
> nick
AFAICT, the boot device needs to be an ide bus master (hda or hdc, but
not hdb or hdd), it'll boot from either the mbr or the boot record of
the partition marked active. This is a classic gotcha when trying to
boot from a cdrom that's configured as slave.

Paul Mackinney

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