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Re: LILO and i8000

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  • timnicholls2001
    Thanks Michael, My partitions are 12G for XP and 8G for Linux on a 20G HD It appears the booting with a floppy is my only option. Does GRUB have the same
    Message 1 of 15 , Sep 28, 2002
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      Thanks Michael,

      My partitions are 12G for XP and 8G for Linux on a 20G HD

      It appears the booting with a floppy is my only option.
      Does GRUB have the same restriction?

      I will try the other suggestions as well.

      Tim

      --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "michaellkaufman" <kaufman@c...>
      wrote:
      > --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "timnicholls2001" <hermit@n...>
      wrote:
      > > Having just installed RH7.3 on my i8000
      > > the only way I can boot into Linux is to
      > > use the boot disk.
      > >
      > > Shouldn't LILO, which I installed but
      > > obviously not correctly, give me an
      > > opportunity to dual boot into either
      > > XP or Linux.
      > >
      > > Any help, anybody using RH7.3 + i8000
      > > would be great.
      > >
      >
      > Rmember that you can only use the version of LILO on your HDD to
      boot
      > partitions in the first 8 GIG. If your XP partition is greater
      then 8
      > gigs, then you will have to use the floppy LILO to boot.
      >
      > I am not sure what lilo will show, but programs like Partition
      magic
      > will not even show the OSes if their partitions start after the 8
      gig
      > point.
      >
      > I had the same problem on my laptop, when I had it set up with 30
      gig
      > for windows and 10 gig for Linux. I split my 30 gig windows
      partition
      > into a 7.8 and a 22.2 gig partitions with the 10 gig for linux in
      the
      > middle. Then I had no problems.
      >
      > Michael
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