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    Member Mortifix's Avatar
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    Default Dual Booting

    Ok well, I just got my new laptop and I was trying to dual boot BT and Windows. I did this on my other laptop so I though it would be a piece of cake this time. Well, I have it all setup but im trying to make Windows be above BT when lilo loads up so if I don't press anything it will load into windows. Well I tried doing this:

    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/sda1 (sda1 is my windows partition)
    label = Windows
    read-write
    other = /dev/sda7 (sda7 is my back|track parition)
    label = back|track

    Now when I type: lilo -v in the console, it gives me an error message like cannot boot from sda7 or something like that.

    Also, when I start my PC I get an error message saying file system set to read-write...add "ro" tag to fix this problem and get rid of this annoying message.

    Finally, I got a message saying I needed to run e2fsdk or something but when I tried to run it, it said DO NOT RUN while mounted.

    Thanks for the help guys!

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    Try in this order:

    other = /dev/sda1
    label = Windows
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/sda7
    label = back|track
    read-only

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkdog8157 View Post
    Try in this order:

    other = /dev/sda1
    label = Windows
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/sda7
    label = back|track
    read-only
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