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Post by Gary Cha » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 21:34:00

Dear all,

I currently have win2k and redhat 7.2 on the same hard disk. I
configured the linux that it boots up by floppy disk. During the redhat
installation, I chose not to install lilo at all, neither on the first
sector of the linux partition nor on the MBR. I can only boot up linux
with that floopy. Now I want to setup dual boot on Win boot loader.
LINUXDOC tell me I should modify /etc/lilo.conf and copy the image into
a file that will be placed on c:\.

My problem is since I didn't install lilo, I don't have /etc/lilo.conf.
Do I need to reinstall lilo on the first sector of linux partition? If
so, how do I do it? Can it be done without reinstalling the whole linux?

More Info:
If I use rpm -qi lilo, it shows that lilo package has been installed.

Thank you for your time answering my question!


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Post by Korno » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 17:58:59

i know this is not the answer to your question , but is a simpler
solution (lilo is not involved)

dd if=/dev/hda of=boot.lin bs=512  count=1
take the file boot.lin to c:\ for example

Now edit boot.ini file from Windows and add the line
c:\boot.lin="Redhat 7" and  this will appear on your Windoz boot


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Post by Korno » Sun, 17 Feb 2002 18:20:51

Sorry my mistake

Sopposing you Linux is on /dev/hda2 you must

dd if=/dev/hda2 of=boot.lin bs=512 count=1

Rest is ok


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