[lug] LILO and Windows Safe Mode

David Morris boru at frii.com
Mon Nov 6 00:33:25 MST 2000

Windows 95, 98, 98se, and ME, all allow you to use the F8 key to view
startup options.  All of these options can be accessed directly using
other function keys, but it is simplest to use F8 to bring up the
menu.  The function key must be pressed during the two seconds while
the message "Starting Windows..." is being displayed (or something
similar) just before the "cloud" screen.

Note that this is likely not a LILO/LINUX problem, but rather a
problem with a windows driver....though with windows, almost anything
is possible.


On Sun, 5 Nov 2000, Mike McCallister wrote:

> Hi Folks!
> I'm running Corel/Debian and Win98 SE on the same physical hard drive. As per
> usual, Windows is acting strangely and will not completely boot (it loads the
> desktop and as the taskbar is supposed to load, it hangs). Unfortunately, I
> cannot get into safe mode to figure out what's hanging the process up. When
> LILO boots to Windows, it starts the normal Win98 boot process (i.e., the cloud
> screen comes up), and there's no way to get to the boot menu and/or safe mode.
> I've tried using the Win98 startup disk, but that was no help at all (surprise,
> surprise). 
> At this point, I'm guessing I'll have to edit lilo.conf to add another boot
> point, but I don't know what to put there. Or is there another way to get to the
> Windows boot menu? Thanks for your help. 
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