On Tue, 23 Jan 2001 02:36:51 +0100, LEVELIUS & CO AB staggered into the
Black Sun and said:
Quote:>I have a problem with running Win98 and Linux (slackware 7.0) on the
>same computer. Even if Ive tried to install LILO several times now,
>windows doesnt seem to give a damn, and it gladaly boots directly into
>this, now annyoing, windows logotype. I guess windows does something to
>mbr that lilo doesnt, but I cant figure out what?
Where did you install LILO? On the MBR, or on the bootsector of the
Linux partition? If /etc/lilo.conf contains a line like
then LILO was installed on the MBR; if there's a number in there, then
LILO was installed on the bootsector of a partition.
If you put LILO on the partition bootsector, then you have to make sure
that particular partition is marked Active (and that no other partition
is marked active.) Generally, only primary partitions can be marked
active, but cfdisk will let you mark almost any partition as active.
Whether your machine's BIOS will follow cfdisk's instructions is another
If you installed LILO on the MBR and the machine is still booting Doze,
then make sure that "Anti-VIrus Protection" is turned off in the BIOS.
This is a silly feature that makes sure nothing writes to the MBR, and
is useless for Linux users. If you're using some 3rd-party bootloader
like System COmmander to boot Doze, then that could be the problem.
Post the output of "fdisk -l" and the contents of /etc/lilo.conf if you
can't figure all this out.
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