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Old 1st July 2006, 13:30
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Default Basic (?) boot up issue.

Advance thanks for any help you can give regarding what I think is a simple problem.

I installed PC-LINUX .92 to an external USB 100 Gb Maxtor hard drive on a windows (Sony VAIO) laptop. I did this to eliminate the risk of messing up the data on that laptop. I had the installer put LILO on the MBR of the USB drive. Windows will not try to boot off of the USB drive. I have tried to adjust the boot order, but am given only the option of "HARD DRIVE" on the BIOS - that is, I can't pick which drive to boot off of first.

On Mac OS X, you can designate which drive the system should try to boot off of first. Is there something like that in Windows I need to set so it'll try to use the USB HD?

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What does /etc/lilo.conf look like?
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Old 2nd July 2006, 18:25
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/etc/lilo.conf where?

The only thing on my /hda is Win-doze.

Do you mean on the USB drive?

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Yes, on the USB drive.
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