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> Dual Processer / Dual Booting -- Lilo, Booting from LILO directly to Windows
post Mar 18 2004, 10:09 AM
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I have a Dual AMD 2 Ghz system, and I'm currently running Gentoo 2.4 with KDE 3.2.0 and Xwindows. My problem lies in trying to boot to windows from one boot menu screen. When I boot up, and I get to LILO and it has the Gentoo and the Windows options. Well when I boot to windows, I have another boot screen with Win98 (soon to be deleted), Windows XP Pro Mulit-Processor, and Windows XP Pro Single-Processor. I had to make a another windows booting option because some programs that I run under windows cannot run using multi-processor. My problem is that I would like to add everything to my LILO boot screen (because I added a cool picture /splashscreen). I want my LILO to be able to boot to Gentoo, Windows XP multi, and Windows XP single, all wihout having the second boot screen. Does anyone know a way to do this? Is it even possible?

Also if you're answering that question .... you can probably help with this one also. How do I mount a CD-ROM at boot-up, even when a disk is not present. This is my fstab:

#/etc/fstab: static file system information.
# $Header: /home/cvsroot/gentoo-src/rc-scripts/etc/fstab,v 1.14 2003/10/13 20:03:38 azarah Exp $
# noatime turns off atimes for increased performance (atimes normally aren't
# needed; notail increases performance of ReiserFS (at the expense of storage
# efficiency). It's safe to drop the noatime options if you want and to
# switch between notail and tail freely.

# <fs> <mountpoint> <type> <opts> <dump/pass>

# NOTE: If your BOOT partition is ReiserFS, add the notail option to opts.
/dev/hdb1 /boot ext3 noauto,noatime 1 1
/dev/hdb3 / ext3 noauto,noatime 0 0
/dev/hdb2 none swap sw 0 0
#/dev/hdc /mnt/dvd iso9660 noauto,ro
#/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrw iso9660 noauto,ro
/dev/hda6 /root/crap vfat 0 0
#/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto 0 0

# NOTE: The next line is critical for boot!
none /proc proc defaults 0 0

# glibc 2.2 and above expects tmpfs to be mounted at /dev/shm for
# POSIX shared memory (shm_open, shm_unlink).
# (tmpfs is a dynamically expandable/shrinkable ramdisk, and will
# use almost no memory if not populated with files)
# Adding the following line to /etc/fstab should take care of this:

none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs defaults 0 0

It says that the filesystem doesn't match the media, or something like that. All I did was look at someone else and took the -iso9660- from them. Maybe the options are incorrect, I don't know.... any help would be appreicated.

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post Mar 18 2004, 08:49 PM
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I don't think you can pass boot.ini parameters to WinXP via LILO ... so I don't think you can put both types of XP booting in LILO.

I could tell you how to put everything in the Windows XP boot.ini file and jump past LILO .... so you only have 1 selection screen (the boot.ini selection in WinXP).

put 0 0 after your cd mounts ... like this:

/dev/hdc /mnt/dvd iso9660 noauto,ro 0 0
/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrw iso9660 noauto,ro 0 0

also make sure the directories /mnt/dvd and /mnt/cdrw actually exist.

Johnny Hughes
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post Mar 22 2004, 07:12 PM
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Thanks for the help. I was hoping there was a way to pass commands to Windows XP, but I guess not. Ohh ... and the CD thing works smile.gif
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