[oclug] Help - Lost my NT
Michael H. Collins
mhtexcollins at austin.rr.com
Mon Jan 8 18:29:07 EST 2001
I have set this up many times. I have had no problem getting lilo to
boot NT. I just Install linux, makes sure it boots, point lilo at the
NT partition, run lilo and it works. NT or Linux at boot.
Doug Wilger wrote:
> On Monday 08 January 2001 12:50, you wrote:
> > Hi, I hope someone can answer a question for a complete Linux Newbie.
> > I installed Mandrake Linux on a partition of my NT machine (NT is on the
> > first partition). Now I cannot boot NT. I have read the HOW-TO's and I have
> > added the entry to lilo.conf for windows to boot from /dev/hda1, but when I
> > select this option at startup, it seems to try for a second or two ( the
> > last line of output is "stage_1 stage_2" ) and then it goes back to the
> > Lilo screen. What did I do wrong, and can I rescue NT somehow?
> > Thanks
> Yeah, been there. The NT bootloader and LILO both want to be in the MBR. On
> my Win2k/Linux laptop, I've got LILO on a floppy.
> Note that the following instructions are from my less than reliable memory,
> but with that in mind:
> 1) Build and TEST a rescue or LILO floppy. MAKE SURE THAT IT WILL BOOT YOUR
> LINUX PARTITION PROPERLY BEFORE YOU CONTINUE!
> 2) Get your NT install CD, and start the install process.
> 3) Choose repair a damaged NT install at the appropriate time.
> 4) At some point, you'll get the option to restore/repair the MBR. Only do
> this - unselect anything else that is selected.
> 5) Follow along until reboot.
> After this, the machine will boot to NT - which is where your boot disk from
> step one comes in.
> All that being said, I think I've heard that there is a way to configure GRUB
> to boot NT, although I've never tried it. I've also heard that it's possible
> to edit the NT BOOT.INI file to add Linux to the NT boot menu - never tried
> that either. I'd assume that you need to put LILO in the superblock of your
> Linux partition - again, never tried it.
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