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I just installed Slackware 10.1 which uses Lilo. I have Slack using /dev/hda1 as /boot with Lilo in the MBR and /dev/hda2 as /. I have winblow$ 2k installed on ...
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    problem with dual boot


    I just installed Slackware 10.1 which uses Lilo. I have Slack using /dev/hda1 as /boot with Lilo in the MBR and /dev/hda2 as /. I have winblow$ 2k installed on /dev/hdb1. Lilo detected the winblow$ installation when it was installed but it will not boot. I can boot winblow$ myself since my bios lets me press f8 when it boots to let me choose the boot device. Doing it that way, winblow$ boots fine so it has to be something it the lilo.conf. Here is my lilo.conf:

    boot="/dev/hda"
    lba32
    prompt
    timeout="1200"
    root=/dev/hda2
    vga="790"

    image="/boot/vmlinuz"
    label="vmlinuz"
    root="/dev/hda2"
    read-only
    vga="790"

    image="/boot/vmlinuz.old"
    label="vmlinuz.old"
    root="/dev/hda2"
    read-only
    vga="790"

    other=/dev/hdb1
    label="NT"

    image="/dev/hdb1"
    root="/dev/hda2"

    What is messed up??

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    The problem seems to be that, you are telling linux that the root partition for windows can be found on /dev/hda2.

    Change this:
    other=/dev/hdb1
    label="NT"

    image="/dev/hdb1"
    root="/dev/hda2"
    to this:
    Code:
    other=/dev/hdb1
    label="NT"
    table=/dev/hdb

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    Thanks for the help, I will test it next time I reboot to slack

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    Tried this:
    Code:
    other=/dev/hdb1
    label="NT"
    table=/dev/hdb
    [

    Still does not work

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    Silly question.. are you running /sbin/lilo everytime you change the config? Because you have to.
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