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kruzzin
post Feb 10 2006, 12:29 PM
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I have a P4 3.0 ghz intell processor on an Asus LGA775 board and 4 hard drives.
My windows drive is a Sata and the drive I installed PCLinux on is a Sata...
The other 2 are IDE and just backups.
When I install PCLinux on the second Sata drive all goes well, until I reboot...
It will load Linux but not Windows..I use the bootloader with the PCLinux...
Is there a problem with Sata drives...I have talked with alot of people who have used this with no problem (without Sata).
I have even tried installing PCLinux on one of the IDE drives and that doesn't work either...
After Install I have to go into the Windows drive and fix MBR to get Windows to boot...
Any Suggestions...
I would really like to use and try Linux...
Thanks
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michaelk
post Feb 11 2006, 08:20 AM
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What boot loader are you using, grub or lilo?
Post the configuration file. /etc/lilo.conf or /etc/grub.conf. grub.conf could also be /boot/grub/grub.conf or /boot/grub/menu.lst.

What drive set in the BIOS as bootable. disk 1 (XP) or disk 2 (PClinux)?

I do not understand from your post. Does linux boot successfully?
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kruzzin
post Feb 11 2006, 10:12 AM
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I am using the one from the PCLinux live CD (I believe it is lilo).
Yes,,,Linux will boot, but Windows will not..
There is no option available for Windows on startup...
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post Feb 11 2006, 12:49 PM
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Edit the lilo.conf file and add the lines to the lilo.conf. You need to be root to edit files in /etc

other=/dev/sda1 (assuming that windows is on the first partition)
label="windows"
table=/dev/hda

Now run the command lilo
Can you post the lilo.conf file?
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kruzzin
post Feb 11 2006, 01:10 PM
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Thanks for the help, but I am pretty new to Linux.
Are you saying to add the 3 lines just as you typed them.
My options on boot up are:
PC Linux
Win c
Win e
Win f.
If I hit any of the win's I get the error message that hal.dll is missing.
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post Feb 11 2006, 05:28 PM
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Try booting the WinXP cd, then run the repair console and type bootcfg /repair.
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