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    Question Dual Booting Backtrack 2 with Windows XP

    I have done the "Real Install to Hardrive" of BackTrack2 but after installation I cant' boot onto BT, it just boots into WinXP as usual. Thats when the partition with WinXP was set to active and when the partition with BT is set to active i'm getting this error and the boot process gets stuck.
    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
    PXE-061: Media test failure, check cable

    PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM
    Is setting the partition with BT as active necessary??
    Also I tried editting the lilo.conf file using the live cd as:
    boot = /dev/hda
    prompt
    timeout = 4000
    bitmap=/boot/splash.bmp
    change-rules
    reset
    vga = 773
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda2
    initrd = /boot/splash.initrd
    label = BackTrack2
    read-only
    other = dev/hda1
    label = Windows XP
    table = /dev/hda
    default = Windows XP


    After that I used the command:
    chroot /mnt/hda2/ /bin/bash

    and then tried entering lilo into the console but I'm getting the error:

    Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
    Fatal: raid_setup: stat("/dev/hda")

    Also my parition with BT is after the partition containing XP, but does that make a difference?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    The problem is that i'm not booting onto BT2 after its installation.

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