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Windows + Linux

I have installed NT + Win98 + Linux.
I copy the boot of the Linux to a (boot Linux)floppy drive .
If I start the machine with this floppy Linux starts fine.

Now I want to add an entry to the NT loader.

I follow this steps:

1)reboot using the boot disk
2)issue this command:
/sbin/lilo
then
dd if=/dev/hda4 of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1

cd /
mkdir /mnt/NT
mount -t msdos /dev/hda1 /mnt/NT
cp .bootsect.lnx /mnt/NT

C:\bootsect.lnx="Linux"

When I restart the machine and select the option "Linux" the machine keep on waiting with a black screen (only says LIL- in a corner)

Any ideas of what I'am doing wrong???
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Pampa
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Pampa
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tolmedaCommented:
Don't really know what would cause that but I've heard that when WinNT and Linux are involved it's better if you use the NT boot manager. I've heard of lots of similar problems when trying to boot NT from LILO.
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tolmedaCommented:
Don't really know what would cause that but I've heard that when WinNT and Linux are involved it's better if you use the NT boot manager. I've heard of lots of similar problems when trying to boot NT from LILO.
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barreroCommented:
Why don't you use LILO to boot all the OSs?

At home I have W95, NT and linux... the main boot is linux (lilo), within lilo the dos option redirects the boot sequence to the NT loader, where I can choose NT or Windows....  and everithing is OK.

The installation sequence is the following: Win95, NT, linux.
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PampaAuthor Commented:
I know this is a way to do this, but is not what I want...
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Anju111599Commented:
Something about this seems awfully familiar...

What size is the disk you're trying to boot Linux from?  Which cylinder is the start of the Linux partition?

Machines with older BIOSes can't read cylinders greater than 1024.  If Linux is installed on a partition that starts past or spans this cylinder, it simply won't boot and you'll get the "LI" or "LIL" with a hang.

You can get around this problem by repartitioning your disk (try fips) and installing root on a partition near the beginning of the disk, or by upgrading your BIOS.

There's a HOWTO that covers this somewhere, but I can't remember the name of it.  Check out the LILO docs for detailed info.
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