Question regarding Dual boot with XP and linux

Posted on 2004-11-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I have 1 hard drive in my machine which currently looks like:
/dev/hdd1  <windows installation>
/dev/hdd2  /
/dev/hdd3  swap
/dev/hdd4  /home

I have lilo installed in the boot sector (I'm guessing anyways), and when I boot, it boots to linux.  Currently there is no way to boot to my windows installation (that I know of).  Is there a change I can make to my lilo.conf file so that I could boot to both windows and linux?  If not, what steps do I need to take to set up a dual boot here?

Thanks for your help.
Question by:lwinkenb
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    I changed my lilo.conf file to the following, but it's not asking me for a prompt when I reboot.  Instead it just boots straight to linux.

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    by:Lee W, MVP
    As I recall - and I haven't done this myself - Lilo needs to be run each time a config change is make.  I believe typing "lilo" as root might be sufficient.
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    yeah, I ran "lilo" after making the changes.
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    Oops, I had a typo in my lilo.conf file, and that was why it wasnt working.  Thanks for the help leew :)

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