[Cbsupport] seperating systems

Andrew Rickard andrew.rickard at webone.com.au
Fri Jul 25 21:41:02 UTC 2003

thanks - that was all I could think of - given that I know nothing!!!!
can't easily send the lilo conf - don't know what that is either!  Although
I did find a boot control thing in Mandrakes control centre and was able to
make windows boot first!!  All this would be easier if I could get linux
onto the net, but it's just not happening for some reason???

Cheers All.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shaun Branden" <shaun at pcuse.com>
To: <cbsupport at lists.linux.org.au>
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2003 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Cbsupport] seperating systems

> On Tue, Jul 22, 2003 at 05:55:07PM +1000, Andrew Rickard wrote:
> > I have 2 HD drives one Windows one Linux
> > If I was to fix my MBR using windows so that the windows bootloader
functioned again (instead of being hijacked by lilo as is current) and then
physically disconnected the Windows HD and reloaded Mandrake Linux would
lilo then be loaded onto the HD with the Linux OS ?  Would I then be able to
boot according to which HD was alocated in the BIOS as first boot device??
> What is happening now ?
> Try posting your lilo.conf or whatever it is called to the list, so we
> can have a look and suggest edits so it works for you.
> There should be no reason to physically remove drives, but if you really
> want to go that way, then yes it will work (if you actually install lilo
> as the boot manager)
> shaun
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