[K12OSN] second drive lilo question

anthony baldwin anthonybaldwin at snet.net
Wed Feb 2 21:22:56 UTC 2005

anthony baldwin wrote:
> I tried to send a msg earlier, but don't see it.
> Anyway, I had an extra 15gb drive, so installed XP on it, for use
> in my present part-time job (need devtools that are M$ specific).
> I installed the drive as hdb, installed XP on it,
> editied lilo.conf by adding
> other: /dev/hdb2
> name: msxp
> table: /dev/hdb
> I've tried with
> other: /dev/hdb1
> but that wasn't sure if that made sense to me, since XP is on the second 
> partition of that drive, although, I am assuming that XP did rewrite the 
> MBR on that drive, and hdb1 would be the boot sector.
> Nonetheless, that configuration didn't work, either.
> I can reboot my Linux fine, of course, but, presently, the only way I 
> can boot the XP drive is to halt the system, pull the plug on the main 
> drive (my k12 installation) and boot from the second hdd.
> I did re-run lilo to compile with the new settings each time.
> When I give Lilo the command to boot msxp
> the machine just hangs, and hangs, and hangs, and does nothing.
> for a long time.
> regardless of whic of these configurations I've tried.
> So, I'm assuming that something I told it was incorrect and it's
> not finding the XP to boot it.
> hda is linux
> hdb is XP
> gracias, mis amigos.
> tony

I have been able to mount the windows drive (had to dl kernel-ntfs support).
mount /dev/hdb2 /mnt/windope -t ntfs
But, I still can't get lilo to boot it.
So, I know it's there, but it won't boot from Lilo.
I can boot it by disconnecting the first drive.

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