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Thread: Problem starting lilo with duel boot hdd install

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
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    Default Problem starting lilo with duel boot hdd install

    So im following the guide here hxxps://wiki.remote-exploit.org/backtrack/wiki/Dual%20Boot
    When i get to the point where you execute lilo im getting this error
    root@bt:/# lilo -v
    LILO version 22.8, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
    Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2006 John Coffman
    Released 19-Feb-2007, and compiled at 14:08:06 on May 15 2008
    Ubuntu

    Reading boot sector from /dev/sda
    Using MENU secondary loader
    Calling map_insert_data

    Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz
    Mapping RAM disk /boot/splash.initrd
    Added BT4 *

    Boot other: /dev/sda3, on /dev/sda, loader CHAIN
    Added Windows

    Syntax error at or above line 26 in file '/etc/lilo.conf'
    Here is the readout of my lilo.cnf file

    lba32
    boot=/dev/sda
    change-rules
    reset
    prompt
    timeout=50
    root=/dev/sda7
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="BT4"
    read-only
    initrd=/boot/splash.initrd
    append=quiet
    other=/dev/sda3
    label=Windows
    table=/dev/sda

    # bitmap=/boot/sarge.bmp
    # bmp-colors=1,,0,2,,0
    # bmp-table=120p,173p,1,15,17
    # bmp-timer=254p,432p,1,0,0
    # install=bmp

    # delay=20

    prompt
    timeout=50

    # map=/boot/map

    vga=0x317

    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="BT4"
    read-only
    initrd=/boot/splash.initrd
    append=quiet

  2. #2
    Just burned his ISO
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    methinks you should:

    man lilo.conf

  3. #3
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    your lilo.conf doesn't look like it has anywhere to boot the windows os? looks like you have where you can select your BT4 but no where to select windows... not sure, not a linux expert.

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