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hi i am using mandarke 10.1 official .i already installed win xp on my system.i have 4 partitions xo is on the partition mnt/win_d.i am not able 2 boot xp ...
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    boot xp


    hi

    i am using mandarke 10.1 official .i already installed win xp on my system.i have 4 partitions
    xo is on the partition mnt/win_d.i am not able 2 boot xp from lilo bootloader.

    i opened the etc/lilo.conf and here it is
    # File generated by DrakX/drakboot
    # WARNING: do not forget to run lilo after modifying this file

    default="linux"
    boot=/dev/hda
    map=/boot/map
    keytable=/boot/us.klt
    prompt
    nowarn
    timeout=100
    message=/boot/message
    menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="linux"
    root=/dev/hda1
    initrd=/boot/initrd.img
    append="acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda3 splash=silent"
    vga=788
    read-only
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="linux-nonfb"
    root=/dev/hda1
    initrd=/boot/initrd.img
    append="acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda3"
    read-only
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="failsafe"
    root=/dev/hda1
    initrd=/boot/initrd.img
    append="failsafe acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda3"
    read-only

    how do i switch 2 my xp .plz help as many as u can.
    previously i send the same problem but i didnt get the reply. plz help me

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    Its been a long time since I used lilo, but here goes, add the following lines to the lilo.conf file:
    Code:
    other=/dev/hda4  <-------- replce with correct windows partition
      label=windows
    Once that is done, run /sbin/lilo as root.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    plz any other help me.i request u all the linux forum engineers etc... how can i edit lilo.conf so that i could add the previously given instructions.plz help me

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    Quote Originally Posted by harishbayyavarapu
    plz any other help me.i request u all the linux forum engineers etc... how can i edit lilo.conf so that i could add the previously given instructions.plz help me
    Hi, Im no Engineer but to edit the file as root you can type
    Code:
    vi /etc/lilo.conf
    the file will then open up in. Go to the bottom of the file & press the ¨insert"key on your keyboard & add the other posters lines. Once you have added all press ¨Esc¨ on your KB then enter
    Code:
    !wq
    which will save your added info. Then as root run the final command which again the poster has told you this. You could also do it another way (Linux for you..) open up MMC (control panel) then boot > setup how the system boots then click that & click next once. From here you can add the line as well...

    HTH

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    If you're using Mandrake, the safest way to mess with Lilo is to go to "Configure Your Computer", then under the "Boot" tab, choose "Set up how the system boots". You'll have a nice GUI for modifying your lilo file without screwing anything up.

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