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Linux/Windows boot

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by kat731, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. kat731
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    Hi all,
    did ask this to Phoenix, but he must be busy, so throwing out to the rest of ya..
    Bought Mandrake 9.2 to learn about Linux. On my 2nd laptop i have a dual boot C:/D: 98/2k. i installed linux and robbed half of 98s c: drive for it, now linux boots ok at the lilo thing, and when i say windows it gives me the option of 2k or 98. 98 boots fine, but i have this message when i try 2k. "Win2000 could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.<win2000 root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe. Please reinstall a copy of the above file."
    Just like your thoughts on this, i thought it would have created probs on the shared partition with 98, not d: 2k that it dosent share?? Just trying to learn, hope you can put me straight..
    Thanks,
    Kat
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    ack, u never got my reply?

    Edit: well according to my PM box i never sent a reply, must of hit back before the submit had gone thru, ack sorry :/

    What i did say was you should be able to boot into recovery mode and fix the faulty file, the file is not stored in the boot sector as far as I am aware and hence should not of been damaged during the lilo installation, especially as lilo was likely installed onto the MBR of the C: not the Win2k disk

    it could be a coincidence as installing lilo on a seperate disk shouldnt affect it in the slightest

    unless its ofset the disk partition number somewhat, in which case you may need to change boot.ini
     
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