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Trying to get LILO to work with Win2000.  Cannot get it to write to the boot sector.  Does not reconize the 2000 format.

Any suggestion on how to get it to work?

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Are you attempting to have lilo started from a DOS MBR?  What exactly is your setup?  If you are trying to do the former then you don't need lilo to write to a DOS boot sector.  It should be written to a linux boot sector and fdisk used to activate that partition.

IMPORTANT:  make all the backups that your documentation recommends! (copy the MBR to a floppy etc.)
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Here's how I got around the 2000/Linux booting problem:

Create a lilo.conf file that begins with the line:

boot=/C/bootsect.lnx

(Replace /C with the mount point of a FAT drive that you can read from Linux.)

The rest of the lilo.conf file should be the same as you had it before.

Now run /sbin/lilo.  Instead of writing to the MBR, it will write the information into an image file on your FAT partition.

Now load up Win2000 and edit your boot.ini file.  Add the following line:

c:\bootsect.lnx="Linux"

Save the file and restart your computer.  The NT boot loader should come up and it should have a "Linux" option.  If you select "Linux," it should proceed to load LILO and you can type in whatever startup parameters you want.

Although you can make it so the Linux option automatically starts Linux and doesn't even stop for the LILO prompt, this probably isn't the best thing to do because it makes it harder to boot into single user mode if something goes wrong.

Hope this solution works for you.
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