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Hi, I have winXP and Linux installed on my first HDD (Primary Master) and Windows 2000 server on my 2nd HDD (on /dev/hdc1). my Lilo is installed on MBR of 1st HDD. I also have a CD-ROM & a CD-RW as primary and secondry slave respectively. How can i boot my win2000 server with the help of lilo. As i dont want to change my boot options from BIOS everytime. I tried these settings in my lilo.conf for win2K server other=/dev/hdc1 label=Win2k map-disk=0x82 to=0x80 map-disk=0x80 to=0x82 What am I doing wrong here. Any help wld be appreciated. Darsin...

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    Default Booting 2nd HDD from Lilo

    Hi,
    I have winXP and Linux installed on my first HDD (Primary Master) and
    Windows 2000 server on my 2nd HDD (on /dev/hdc1). my Lilo is installed
    on MBR of 1st HDD. I also have a CD-ROM & a CD-RW as primary and
    secondry slave respectively.

    How can i boot my win2000 server with the help of lilo. As i dont want
    to change my boot options from BIOS everytime.

    I tried these settings in my lilo.conf for win2K server

    other=/dev/hdc1
    label=Win2k
    map-disk=0x82
    to=0x80
    map-disk=0x80
    to=0x82

    What am I doing wrong here. Any help wld be appreciated.
    Darsin
    Darsin Guest

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    Default Re: Booting 2nd HDD from Lilo

    Darsin wrote:
    > I tried these settings in my lilo.conf for win2K server
    >
    > other=/dev/hdc1
    > label=Win2k
    > map-disk=0x82
    > to=0x80
    > map-disk=0x80
    > to=0x82
    This is a totally off-the-cuff guess here, as I am certainly not
    very knowledgeable about BIOS drive assignments, but it
    seems to me you might try 0x81 rather than 0x82 and see
    if it works, since your Win2K drive is the second hard drive
    in the system, even though it's physically on the second IDE
    interface. Just a suggestion.


    --
    Steve Martin, CPBE CBNT


    Steve Martin Guest

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    Default Re: Booting 2nd HDD from Lilo

    Steve Martin <ecprodbellsouth.net> wrote in message news:<t06_a.4218$rh1.1022fe04.atl2.webusenet.com> ...
    > Darsin wrote:
    >
    > > I tried these settings in my lilo.conf for win2K server
    > >
    > > other=/dev/hdc1
    > > label=Win2k
    > > map-disk=0x82
    > > to=0x80
    > > map-disk=0x80
    > > to=0x82
    >
    > This is a totally off-the-cuff guess here, as I am certainly not
    > very knowledgeable about BIOS drive assignments, but it
    > seems to me you might try 0x81 rather than 0x82 and see
    > if it works, since your Win2K drive is the second hard drive
    > in the system, even though it's physically on the second IDE
    > interface. Just a suggestion.
    I probably solved the issue before: Just get lilo 22.5 (and compile it
    for your machine). This provides the features you need to cirvent
    BIOS shortcommings. And that works with XP, Win3.1, W95 and Linuxes
    altogether. Fiddling with XP (most dirty to install) I found you can
    only use lilo to boot their mbr. Controlling their proprietary XP boot
    mechanism did not work out. For W2K it should be possibble, however.


    Since I'm not able to quote a news group entry accurately I give you a
    link here pointing to the "http edition" (sorry for the bad style)

    [url]http://groups.google.de/groups?hl=de&lr=&ie=UTF-8&threadm=58m3bvki1qv41etg0p0mfj6bg0cag1nv32%404ax .com&rnum=1&prev=/groups%3Fhl%3Dde%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26selm%3D58m3bvki1qv41etg0p0mfj6bg0cag1nv32%2540 4ax.com[/url]
    Dietmar Guest

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    Default Re: Booting 2nd HDD from Lilo

    [email]dufie.org[/email] (Dietmar) wrote in message news:<c443c53f.0308121259.43f542b5posting.google. com>...
    > Steve Martin <ecprodbellsouth.net> wrote in message news:<t06_a.4218$rh1.1022fe04.atl2.webusenet.com> ...
    > > Darsin wrote:
    > >
    > > > I tried these settings in my lilo.conf for win2K server
    > > >
    > > > other=/dev/hdc1
    > > > label=Win2k
    > > > map-disk=0x82
    > > > to=0x80
    > > > map-disk=0x80
    > > > to=0x82
    > >
    > > This is a totally off-the-cuff guess here, as I am certainly not
    > > very knowledgeable about BIOS drive assignments, but it
    > > seems to me you might try 0x81 rather than 0x82 and see
    > > if it works, since your Win2K drive is the second hard drive
    > > in the system, even though it's physically on the second IDE
    > > interface. Just a suggestion.
    >
    > I probably solved the issue before: Just get lilo 22.5 (and compile it
    > for your machine). This provides the features you need to cirvent
    > BIOS shortcommings. And that works with XP, Win3.1, W95 and Linuxes
    > altogether. Fiddling with XP (most dirty to install) I found you can
    > only use lilo to boot their mbr. Controlling their proprietary XP boot
    > mechanism did not work out. For W2K it should be possibble, however.
    >
    >
    > Since I'm not able to quote a news group entry accurately I give you a
    > link here pointing to the "http edition" (sorry for the bad style)
    >
    > [url]http://groups.google.de/groups?hl=de&lr=&ie=UTF-8&threadm=58m3bvki1qv41etg0p0mfj6bg0cag1nv32%404ax .com&rnum=1&prev=/groups%3Fhl%3Dde%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26selm%3D58m3bvki1qv41etg0p0mfj6bg0cag1nv32%2540 4ax.com[/url]
    Thanks for the help Steve. Changing 0x82 to 0x81 worked for me.
    Thanks for the link Dietmar. It was pretty comprehensive and
    insightful. Hope it helps me furthur tweaking the Lilo.
    Darsin Guest

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    Default Re: Booting 2nd HDD from Lilo

    Dietmar wrote:
    > Fiddling with XP (most dirty to install) I found you can
    > only use lilo to boot their mbr. Controlling their proprietary XP boot
    > mechanism did not work out.
    Um, I'm using GRUB here to boot XP with no problems.


    --
    Steve Martin, CPBE CBNT


    Steve Martin Guest

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    Default Re: Booting 2nd HDD from Lilo

    Steve Martin <ecprodbellsouth.net> wrote in message news:<n0p_a.14969$Ea.5240fe03.atl2.webusenet.com> ...
    > Dietmar wrote:
    >
    > > Fiddling with XP (most dirty to install) I found you can
    > > only use lilo to boot their mbr. Controlling their proprietary XP boot
    > > mechanism did not work out.
    >
    > Um, I'm using GRUB here to boot XP with no problems.
    i hve no problems booting to XP with Lilo. though Grub has better
    looks..
    by the way is there a way to give a CD-Boot option in either lilo or
    grub.. like in XOSL.. if i dont want to change boot options from
    BIOS..??
    Darsin Guest

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