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Thread: lilo configuration

  1. #1
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    Nov 2007

    Default lilo configuration

    I thought I would post this in case it can be useful to another newb.

    I recently used QTParted to add some physical space on my drive to install BT3.

    After successfully installing BT3, I realized lilo (boot loader) was not recognizing my original Vista partition. I only had the option to boot into BT3.

    The following is what I did to fix it.

    At the terminal type: kwrite \etc\lilo.conf

    boot = /dev/sda
    timeout = 60
    #vga = 769,771/773/792
    vga = 769
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = current
    label = BackTrack

    and add the following line at the end

    other= /dev/sda2
    label = Windows Vista

    Save the lilo.conf

    In a terminal window type: lilo

    It should rebuild with your new config. When you restart you should see the option to boot into both OS's.

    Hope this helps!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007


    That should work ^^ write lilo -v to be verbose so you can see if there was any problems.
    ( i might do it a little different sometimes though)
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