Re: dual boot debian & Windoze, need advice
From: stephen parkinson (stephen_at_zmemw16.demon.co.uk)
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 20:30:21 +0000 To: Paul E Condon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Paul E Condon wrote:
>I want to dual boot an i686 machine with Debian Sarge and Windoze. My
>situation is somewhat special, so the directions that I find when I
>google the topic do not really apply IMHO.
>The i686 computer already has Sarge installed on a 60G HD, and Windoze
>XP installed on a 30G HD that is sitting inside the case. But the
>Windoze HD is currently disconnected from both the ribbon cable and
>the power cable.
>I want to add an appropriate stanza to lilo.conf and connect cables to
>get dual boot with a minimum of reinstalling. I would like to have the
>60G HD be hda under Linux, and the 30G HD be C: under Windoze. I would
>like to use lilo.
>My understanding is that bios boot code on an i686 looks at the MBR of
>the master drive on the first IDE channel to find the 2nd stage boot
>program, and that lilo overwrites this record.
>If I do the cabling so that Windoze HD is the slave drive, lilo should
>not touch the MBR of the Windoze HD. Correct?
>So what do I put in the Windoze stanza of lilo.conf to make boot program
>load Windoze? And is there a reasonable hope that Windoze can be made to
>think that the slave drive is C:? Or will it do this automatically?
>Or, am I crazy to be contemplating this?
istr that windows ignores non-dos partition types
for drive allocation letters
i have a vague idea that the problem is the stanza
further than that i don't know
did you install windoze on the slave drive when it was in the machine as
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