dual boot problem win7/linux


New Member
I have a problem with setting properly dual boot. I have two hard disks: 1. Windows 7 (installed alone) 2. Linux (installed alone, lilo installed in mbr) I want to use windows 7 to choose between linux and win. I add linux option in easyBCD, and choose lilo, device drive 1 partiton 2 linux (this is my bootable partition on second disk) and save. After reboot when I choose linux I only see black screen and nothing happens. How should I set this settings? I know there is a way to intall lilo on a partition and then blablabla, but I want to set it up in this particular way.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
LILO needs to be installed to the bootsector of the linux partition and not the MBR.

Read here: Linux - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

The instructions are a little out of date, but they should make things fairly clear.