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I am using Slax 5.0.6. I tried few things to make Lilo to dual boot but didnt make it.so, i hope some1 will be nice and help me out. my ...
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    Dual boot = Lilo.conf HOWTO?


    I am using Slax 5.0.6. I tried few things to make Lilo to dual boot
    but didnt make it.so, i hope some1 will be nice and help me out.
    my hdd is setup like this:

    dev/sda1 ntfs windows 2000
    dev/sda2 ntfs
    dev/sda3 ntfs
    dev/sda5 ext3 slax 5.0.6.
    dev/sda6 swap



    my unmodified (virgin) lilo.conf is like this:


    boot = /dev/sda
    prompt
    timeout = 20
    bitmap=/boot/splash.bmp
    change-rules
    reset
    vga = normal
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = current
    label = slax
    read-write


    so, what do i need to add, so lilo asks me at boot which system to load (win2000 or slax) ?

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    boot = /dev/sda
    prompt
    timeout = 20
    bitmap=/boot/splash.bmp
    change-rules
    reset
    vga = normal
    default=winxp

    # linux
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = current *I'd set this to /dev/sda5*
    label = slax
    read-write
    #

    # windows
    other = /dev/sda1
    label = winxp
    #

    remember to run "/sbin/lilo -v" after editing and saving the config.

    I think this is pretty much it, this will default to windows after 20 seconds.

    hope this helps, I havent dual booted in a long time

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    thx a lot.

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