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WinLinux bootup problem

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by lordpeter, Sep 8, 2004.

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  1. lordpeter

    lordpeter Thread Starter

    Sep 8, 2004
    I am a total Linux newbie who has just installed WinLinux 2003 over Win 98se, and I am seeing some really peculiar bootup behavior:

    (#1 = good) WinLinux boots up normally from the boot floppy.

    (#2 = bad) lilo was supposed to have been installed but I see no evidence of any boot manager; if I start the machine without the boot disk it goes straight to Windoze.

    (#3 = ugly) if I double-click the Windoze desktop shortcut which is supposed to reboot the machine into Linux, the Linux bootup sequence starts and then hangs somewhere in the middle.

    I don't really care about the shortcut but I really would like to be able to dual-boot.
  2. tsunam


    Sep 14, 2003
    most likely the disk you have is the boot disk for linux...including the lilo. YOu can manually go install lilo from WinLinux though.
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