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    LILO does not show Windows option

    Hi,

    I would like to select between Windows and knoppix at boot time, but the LILO menu only shows the knoppix option.

    I installed Knoppix into a partition with knx-install, and installed LILO in the MBR. I have only one HD, and the layout is (from cfdisk):

    hda1 - Boot - Primary - NTFS (Windows booting partition)
    hda2 - - Logical - NTFS
    hda5 - - Logical - NTFS
    hda6 - - Logical - NTFS
    hda3 - - Primary - Linux ext2
    hda4 - - Primary - Linux swap

    And here is the lilo.conf (I modified it a bit since installation):

    boot=/dev/hda
    vga=791
    prompt
    timeout=50
    image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.19-xfs
    label=knoppix
    root=/dev/hda3
    append="hda=scsi hdb=scsi hdc=scsi [...] apm=power-off noapic"
    read-only
    other=/dev/hda1
    table=/dev/hda
    label=Windows


    TIA,

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    Check for a # at the start of the lines for the windows part that means they are commented and will not be read at boot. Remove the # from all the windows lines save the file and run /sbin/lilo to commit (write) the changes and reboot and you should now see two boot options there.

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    Thanks Stephen,

    After running /sbin/lilo to commit the changes, it worked fine.

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    Your welcome.

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