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Re: [SLE] bootmagic & lilo
  • From: Tim Prince <tprince@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 13:19:06 -0700
  • Message-id: <20020412201907.06D162CDFA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 12 April 2002 14:11, PR wrote:
> I am fed up with booting with a flop and have to rewrite lilo on it
> evrytime something is changed.
> Most of the time writing isn't done (yast2-system-configure boot mode)
> So I want to use bootmagic, which worked in the past, but somehow I
> can't write lilo to the harddisk.
> It is driving me nuts.
> hd1 ide (windows)
> hd2 (scsi-sda5(boot) sda7 (root)
> should I write lilo to /dev/sda5 (that doesn't work at the moment so
> what do I do wrong.
> piet
If you are using an windows NTLDR, you should not be using BM, and you should
write lilo to /boot and make a Windows copy in the usual way (documented on
the SuSE site and many other places). You will have to refresh both /boot
and the Windows copy of it every time there is a change.
Tim Prince

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