Red Hat Linux Boot Problems

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# 1  
Old 02-23-2002
Red Hat Linux Boot Problems

Hi. I have an 81 gig hard drive and split it up into 2 partitions. One for linux and the other for windows. I had my windows up and running and it was doing fine. Then i started my linux. I go Red Hat Linux out and installed it on the partition. This all worked out well. However, when i rebooted the little Red Hat linux Graphic came up and asked which OS to boot. There was only ONE OS and that was Linux! There was no windows. So I went into LILO and tryed to make windows appear on that Graphic thing but whenever i modified LILO it gave me somekind of error, but i ignored it and changed the boot Image thing. Then i rebooted yet nothing had changed.

Could someone please help me here?
# 2  
Old 02-23-2002
Boot problem

Have you concidered a diffrent boot manager? I use sbm (Smart Boot Manager) since lilo will not boot my 2 os's properly.

Last edited by MaxCat; 02-25-2002 at 03:32 PM..
# 3  
Old 02-23-2002
Well i guess i could give that a try but where can i get it?
# 4  
Old 02-23-2002
When lilo gives you an error, it usually won't make the change. What was the exact error? Have you tried using liloconf (if it's installed...) ?
And is windows the first partition, or is your Linux partition?
# 5  
Old 02-23-2002
Windows is on hda3 and linux is on hda1. I was trying to configure the LILO in KDE and when i changed something and pushed ok it would come up with this error telling me to probe for it and when i clicked probe it would crash.
# 6  
Old 02-25-2002

SBM is OS independant so it compiles on linux or windows. Even gives you cd-rom boot for systems that don't suport it. Here is the link off of for it.
# 7  
Old 03-01-2002
Ok thanks! I think this boot manager will do the trick! Thanks again!
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