Another multi boot Newbie Linux post!
I am currently trying to get my dual boot to work with Win2k on hdd1 and Mandrake9.2 on my second hdd.
I have a running install of win2k on my first hdd. I then rebooted with my Mandrake cd and proceeded with the install on the second hard drive. I selected the auto partition which gave me 3 partitions since I know nothing about Linux. It made one part labled just '/' another 'swap' and finally 'home'.
I then select to put lilo on a floppy. But the installer refused to write to the floppy(no error). So I reinstalled and chose to write lilo to first sector of hd not mbr. Which seemed to go without a hitch.
When I reboot with the floppy the pc just prints "99" several times to the screen and then stops.
I then thought I would try using ntldr, so I add and entry like so:
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Mandrak e9.2" /fastdetect
when I do this I get the following statement:
"Windows 2000 could not start because of a compter disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from teh selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware..."
So I rebooted with my Knoppix cd to see what my lilo.conf file contained. Here is a copy:
What do I need to do to get lilo working in this application? :confused:
append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi hdf=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hdb5"
append="devfs=nomount hdd=ide-scsi hdf=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hdb5 failsafe"
My fist HDD has 4 partitions:
1. small fat16
2. Win2k ntfs
3. Software ntfs
4. backups fat32 (just in case I use Win98)
My second HDD was auto partioned by installer like so:
and I believe they are formatted ext3?
Here is my actual partition info!
I made a mistake in my previous post here is my actual partition info!