Hi: The way I do this is to install LILO (or GRUB) to the partition that has the Lunix distribution. I have had VERY GOOD luck with a boot loader called "GAG" which I write to the MBR. It also allows test booting from a floppy BEFORE you install it to the MBR. This makes sure you don't break your Windows installation. GAG can boot Windows and Linux (if a boot loader is installed in the Linux partition). It also allows you to save the old MBR (Windows boot loader). You can get it at: http://gag.sourceforge.net/download.html Most Linux distributions offer the option to installl LILO or GRUB to the Linux partition instead of the MBR for this very reason. This way, when you change or add another Linux installation, you don't have to fix the MBR. You can just add an entry to the GAG boot list. Good luck! Mark
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- To: Deb Ian <email@example.com>
- Subject: Need Lilo Configuration Advice for Dual Boot Setup
- From: Aldous Huxley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 13:41:18 +0000I'm hoping that this group will again, offer up great, effective advicefor an issue I'm grappling with.I have a computer with Windows 98 installed on the primary hard drive(c: windows; hda1 linux) and Woody installed on a second hard drive(d: windows; hdb1 linux). When I installed Woody, I made the linuxsystem bootable with a floppy, which as some of you probably alreadyknow, takes forever to boot up. I want to use lilo to make my systemdual bootable windows/linux at startup. Since I originally made mylinux system bootable with a floppy, there is no /etc/lilo.conf fileon hdb1. I need to know each and every step to make my system dualbootable from the with hda1 partition, in other words, the bootpartition of windows.I am paranoid that windows will not work after installing lilo on mywindows master boot partition, but someone told me that as long as youhave made a windows bootable floppy with fdisk on it (which I have)that there is some command you can issue that will restore the mbras it was.So basically what I am asking of this group are the commands I needto include in a lilo.conf file (which I will create and hand-edit)that will allow me to boot into windows 98 or woody, and also someadvice on how to restore my mbr as it was if all hell breaks loose.Thanks for all the sage advice, as always...
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