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    dual boot propblem with grub

    I installed knoppix 3.3 (the latest) in the hdd. I didn't want to touch win xp, so I used grub, using the c:\boot\stage1 method in boot.ini The problem is that it didn't work, nothing changes on the screen after I select "grub" from the list and then an error appears saying it couldn't find hal.dll (but if I select windows everything works). I can't use lilo because my laptop doesn't have a floppy and I could find no other way to keep the windows boot intact. My menu.lst is:
    Code:
    timeout 3
    default 1
    fallback 0
    
    title Windows
    unhide (hd0,0)
    rootonverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    
    title Linux
    root (hd0,3)
    kernel (hd0,3)/boot/vmlinuz
    initrd (hd0,3)/boot/initrd.gz
    My disk has 4 partitions, all primary, by this order: Windows (28Gb, NTFS), data (to transfer files to and from linux) (15Mb, FAT), SWAP (517Mb, swap), Linux (9GB, ext3)

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    what is your boot.ini looks like ?

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    I don't know if this explains your problem, but you've got "rootnoverify" mis-spelled...

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    my boot.ini is:
    Code:
    [boot loader]
    timeout=3
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
    c:\boot\grub\stage1="Grub"
    about the rootnoverify, it was my mistake, the file is correct

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    I gave up and installed GAG. everything is perfect now. Well, almost everything. Now I wanted to autoconfigure lilo to always select linux or remove it. how can I do that?

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