[Ilugc] Linux - Win2000 boot problem
- From: vcs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (V C Srivathsan)
- Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2002 09:58:25 +0530 (IST)
I have a dual boot machine RH 7.0 and win2k, which i boot thro lilo, and this
LILO always works! Hail LILO!
I came across a how-to on the net,
which basically says how to Boot Linux from the win2k/NT Boot Menu.
I copied the first 512 bytes and referanced it from the boot.ini file.
The linux option appeared on the Boot Menu of win2k. However, selecting it
gave the error "Linux 8080808080....." and it basically hung . Help!!!!
Linux 8080808080?? I suppose you would have got "LILO: 80808080", or
"L8080" or something like that. Lilo prints a character ("L","I"...) after
every successful test on the system. This includes a check on the disk
geometry, partition table etc. to ensure that nothing is screwed up.
"LILO: 8080 (in an infinite loop)" indicates that it is not able to load
the bootstrap program into memory, though all the other checks have been
fine. This could be because Linux and Win2k are installed on different
physical disks. The Windows loader goes crazy and names the physical
disks in a different order than that determined by the BIOS, so the lilo
loader will be seeing a hdc where it expected to see hda or hdb (Lilo can
also do it, but refrains from doing so except under explicit
This is the most likely cause of the problem. A look into your partition
table and ur lilo.conf would probably shed more light into it. Post it to
the lug - Lets
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