Xandros boot loader error
I have installed on my computer Xandros 4.2 Home Premium, along with Windows XP Pro. I have an 80Gb drive with Windows on it and my 20Gb I gave installed Xandros. However the bootloader doesn't work for either Xandros or Windows.
I have previously installed Xandors without installing the boot loader on my main partition (Windows) but to boot i had to change settings to go thru the BIOS which is really annoying. I have instalkled both windows and xandros (with boot loader on windows partition) and now get a weird error messgae. the screen is black but the top left is green writing sayin "error while reading disk".
My only guess is theat the xandros boot loader stuffed up the MBR on windows and I have no idea how to fix it with both OS's being able to run smoothly and without having to go through the bios every time I want to load up an OS.
Any ideas would be great... also I'm new to Xandros and to linux and find alot of things abit hard to understand at the moment.
Lilo loads with Windows but Windows wont boot
I have tried using the SuperGRUB disk as to your instructions but that failed. So I swapped my hard drives around so that Xandros (20Gb) is Primary Master and Windows Xp (80Gb) is Primary Slave.
Lilo recognises Windows XP but when I press enter, it reloads Lilo but this time without the Winodws XP option and then loads into Xandros.
Here is my lilo.conf file to see if anything is wrong with it:
append="quiet rw acpi=on resume2=swap:/dev/hda5 "
append="3 quiet rw acpi=on resume2=swap:/dev/hda5 "
append="single quiet rw acpi=on resume2=swap:/dev/hda5 noresume noresume2 nosplash=y "
I also changed my boot.ini file on C:\
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
rdisk(0) was the orgiginal but changed to rdisk(1) as its now slave. I'm pretty sure its right but then again I could be wrong.
Also I noticed a file, /etc/lilop.conf it is much the same as lilo.conf but without
Hope some of this inof might help you to figure out whats going on with the LILO Boot Loader