Dual boot

Mark Robson markrobson at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 26 10:42:01 EDT 2003

I've had that error too.  Happened when I changed the partitions after
setting LILO or GRUB up.  Re-installing Linux again worked, but took long of
course.  Usually means that the partition ID is different than the loader is
expecting.  Maybe booting from disk to get to LILO to modify setup is the
quick answer?  How should I have found LILO/GRUB setup after boot from disk?

BTW, I haven't seen any comments on PowerQuest Partition Magic.  I have used
it for years: it makes nice with Linux partitions in Windows for one.  But
it also includes a boot loader, Boot Magic, that allows me to control
default boot and set time-delays very easily in Win.  Anyone else use it?

Mark Robson

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nflug at nflug.org [mailto:owner-nflug at nflug.org]On Behalf Of
Riga, Anthony
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 10:10 AM
To: nflug at nflug.org
Subject: RE: Dual boot

How do you get it to boot to windows by default?

-----Original Message-----
From: vlok stone [mailto:vlokstone at yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 9:56 AM
To: nflug at nflug.org
Subject: Re: Dual boot

If you remove lilo, you won't have a boot manager.
A better alternative is to have lilo boot to windows
as default OS. Most linux distro's have a gui to
configure this. DON'T set the boot time to 0. Bad
things happen.
Check your distro's doc's, as always.

--- Justin Bennett <justin.bennett at dynabrade.com>
> What  does it matter if lilo is there? you can have
> it boot windows by
> default. How would he boot into linux then? But if
> you must, fdisk /mbr
> from a dos disk.
> Riga, Anthony wrote:
> >I setup a Dual boot Linux - hdb /Windoze - hda box
> for a family member who like using Linux for the
> games.I set it up using LILO. He wants to have it
> boot directly into Winblows without using lilo. How
> do I get rid of lilo and have it boot into windows?
> I took out the Linux hdd and tried to boot into
> indows but can only see the letters LI . Do I need
> to blow away the mbr? Do I do fdisk /mbr in Windows
> or Linux to delete the mbr?  Any suggestions?
> >
> >
> --
> Justin Bennett
> Network Administrator
> RHCE (Redhat Certified Linux Engineer)
> Dynabrade, Inc.
> 8989 Sheridan Dr.
> Clarence, NY 14031

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