Lilo, Grub, linux, and XP
First, please forgive me if this is the wrong forum, but it looked like the best choice.
A user had to have XP, so we loaded it over Mandrake on hda. We had already installed Slackware on hdb because the product uses Slack. Of course, the box now booted to XP, so I booted with a Slack CD, added the recommended lines to lilo.conf, ran lilo, and rebooted. Choosing XP brings up the "We apologize for the inconveninece, ..." screen, which is a bit disconcerting. "Start Windows Normally" is highlighted, so I hit return. I see an XP splash screen for a second or two and it reboots. Next pass, I try "Save Boot" and see many things loading from 0,0,0,1 as one would expect. Then it reboots. Since I know lilo is brain dead, I figure it must be the problem and install grub. No joy. It acts the same. Note that the only change made was to replace the mbr with lilo (and add stuff to the unused first cylinder). No change to ntldr, no reloation of anything, nada. No change to the XP drive except to replace the mbr.
The question: Has anyone a clue what is going on here?