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Hi, I wanted to set up KnoppMyth (R5D1) to dual boot with Windows XP. I have XP installed on my 60Gb primary master and followed the manual install procedures on ...
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    Lilo question


    Hi,

    I wanted to set up KnoppMyth (R5D1) to dual boot with Windows XP. I have XP installed on my 60Gb primary master and followed the manual install procedures on the KnoppMythWiki site to install KnoppMyth onto my 80Gb primary slave.

    However, I reached an impasse. Once the files had finished copying to hdb1, I rebooted, but was faced with a flashing cursor where Lilo was meant to appear. I'd heard elsewhere that by running the following was supposed to fix the issue:

    # mount -o rw,dev /dev/hdb1
    # chroot /mnt/hdb1
    # lilo -v

    This gave an error, saying it didn't like something on line 2. When I looked, line 2 was referring to /dev/hda, so I commented this out and ran the 'lilo -v' command again.

    This time, it ran, and gave me the following:

    Reading boot sector from /dev/hda1
    Warning: '/proc/partitions' does not exist, disk scan bypassed
    Warning: partition type 0x07 on device 0x0301 is a dangerous place for
    a boot sector.

    Proceed? [N|y]

    This is the point I'm at. Is this normal, and should I go ahead with it? I'm obviously err'ing on the side of caution here as I don't want to lose my Windows installation. Any pointers would be really appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    Bob23838

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    Sorted this. Changed the /dev/hda1 line to /dev/hda.

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