Trouble booting with loadlin from win98's boot.ini !

Trouble booting with loadlin from win98's boot.ini !

Post by Jacob Eskildse » Fri, 09 Jun 2000 04:00:00

I have tried using the following setup, with win98, win2000 and Linux
Mandrake as multiboot system.
(I tried Lilo, and didnt like it: when I should use windows I had to type
"windows", and then I could choose between win98 and win2000; but there is
probably also a better way for this)

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
C:\="Microsoft Windows"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect
C:\Linux.bat="Linux Mandrake"

loadlin.exe vmlinuz root=/dev/hda7 ro

loadlin.exe and vmlinuz is in C:\

The Problem: When "Linux Mandrake" is choosen, it just dont start. What's
It would be nice if anybody could point to what is wrong.

Thanks in advance

Best Regards: Jacob Eskildsen


1. loadlin and w2k boot.ini

If it is like with Win NT 4 do what follows :

    Install LILO on the first sector of your Linux partition
    type 'dd if=/dev/xxx of=/mnt/c/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1'
    in the file boot.ini type

    where xxx is where your linux partition resides

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