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Posted by: gigs_42 Oct 24 2002, 07:27 PM

I have a computer that I recently installed (being the geek I am) SuSE 8.0 Linux on. Still wanting to use Windows for some projects and things, I was hoping to use a dual-boot machine, and LILO (SuSE's boot manager) seemed to install flawlessly and work fine until I tried to run Windows Me. During start-up LILO comes up with options to run Windows or Linux, but when I attempt to start windows, it simply comes up with an "Invalid system disk error: remove and strike any key when ready" message. I have found no way around it and have been unable to find documentation on my problem on my own. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted by: styker Oct 25 2002, 05:30 AM

What drive setup do you have?
e.g.

Primary Controller
Master drive: Linux
Slave drive: Windows

Secondary

etc...

Posted by: gigs_42 Oct 26 2002, 09:31 PM

I have Windows Me on the master drive (an old 8GB IBM DHEA) and a small partition for Windows on the secondary drive (40GB WD) with the rest of the secondary drive being dedicated to Linux.

Posted by: styker Oct 27 2002, 07:13 PM

Make sure that in lilo.conf it is specified as

other=/dev/hda1
table=/dev/hda
label=windows

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