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I just tried to setup a dual booth with Slackware 13.1 and Win XP. I installed XP first on my second hard drive (sdb1) and then installed Slackware on the ...
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- 11-14-2010 #1
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- Nov 2010
trouble dual booting
I just tried to setup a dual booth with Slackware 13.1 and Win XP. I installed XP first on my second hard drive (sdb1) and then installed Slackware on the first hard drive (sda1). I chose to do things this way, because sda1 is the newer and larger drive, and I want to run Slackware as the primary OS. The installation apparently went fine, but now I can't boot into Windows. When LILO, it lists both Windows and Linux, but I can only get into Linux. When I select Windows I just get a black screen. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong and how to fix it will be greatly appreciated!
I will say that I installed LILI in the MBR, so may have written over some Windows info there. Also, I tried to map the drives around in LILO using map-drive = 0x80 to 0x81 etc... but that doesn't fix the problem by itself. I do get an stating NTLDR missing... after mapping though, so it seems like it is doing something.
Thanks to anyone who responds in advance.
- 11-14-2010 #2
Hi and Welcome !
Post the contents of /etc/lilo.conf file here.
- 12-12-2010 #3
kind of same problem here
My comp is a bit old and it has only 2 sata slots - 1 for CD/DVD and 2 for HDD.
So i installed Slack with this config and after that i swaped the CD/DVD with my linux HDD, and on the second sata i put my old HDD (window$ 7). and now the only time i can boot into Win, i put my old HDD in BIOS to be the first to boot
here is my lilo.conf
# LILO configuration file # generated by 'liloconfig' # # Start LILO global section boot = /dev/sda #compact # faster, but won't work on all systems. # Boot BMP Image. # Bitmap in BMP format: 640x480x8 bitmap = /boot/slack.bmp # Menu colors (foreground, background, shadow, highlighted # foreground, highlighted background, highlighted shadow): bmp-colors = 255,0,255,0,255,0 # Location of the option table: location x, location y, number of # columns, lines per column (max 15), "spill" (this is how many # entries must be in the first column before the next begins to # be used. We don't specify it here, as there's just one column. bmp-table = 60,6,1,16 # Timer location x, timer location y, foreground color, # background color, shadow color. bmp-timer = 65,27,0,255 # Standard menu. # Or, you can comment out the bitmap menu above and # use a boot message with the standard menu: #message = /boot/boot_message.txt # Append any additional kernel parameters: append=" vt.default_utf8=0" prompt timeout = 300 # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k vga = 791 # Normal VGA console # vga = normal # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k # vga=791 # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k # vga=790 # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256 # vga=773 # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k # vga=788 # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k # vga=787 # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256 # vga=771 # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k # vga=785 # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k # vga=784 # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256 # vga=769 # ramdisk = 0 # paranoia setting # End LILO global section # Linux bootable partition config begins image = /boot/vmlinuz root = /dev/sda1 label = Slackware read-only # Partitions should be mounted read-only for checking # Linux bootable partition config ends # Windows bootable partition config begins image = /dev/sdb root = /dev/sdb1 label = Windows read-only # Partitions should be mounted read-only for checking
- 02-15-2011 #4
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- Nov 2005
# Windows bootable partition config begins image = /dev/sdb root = /dev/sdb1 label = Windows read-only # Partitions should be mounted read-only for checking
other = /dev/sdb1
label = Windows
table = /dev/sdbP4 1.8, 1G DDR ram, 64mb GF2 MX400, 80G WD and 40G Maxtor, ECS mobo. Playing XP,Slack 12.0 and Vector Linux 5.8 GOLD, STD 6.0 Zenwalk 4.6.1, OpenBSD 3.9
- 02-18-2011 #5