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    Weird dual boot question

    Ok, heres the thing. I have Windows XP on an SATA HD. I have Linux on an IDE drive plugged into the primary master. So, when I boot up, I of course only can boot up to linux. How can I make it where I choose at start up. Oh, btw I have lilo, not grub.

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    Linux Newbie jpalfree's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
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    i am not very familiar with lilo but you can refer to this website.

    seems to me like all you need to do is edit the /etc/lilo.conf and add
    i'm doing a bit of guess work though... if you can post your /etc/lilo.conf it would be helpfull.
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    Linux Guru smolloy's Avatar
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    You need to install lilo to the MBR in order for it to run at startup. The link jpalfree gave you tells you how to do this.
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