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I am having trouble booting Windows XP with lilo. Every time I try to load Windows, lilo says it is loading it, but nothing ever happens. Windows is installed on ...
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    Booting Windows XP with two IDE drives


    I am having trouble booting Windows XP with lilo. Every time I try to load Windows, lilo says it is loading it, but nothing ever happens. Windows is installed on the slave drive, with Slackware 10.1 on the master drive. I have tried the following configuration of lilo:

    other=/dev/hdb1
    label="Windows"
    table=/dev/hdb

    I also tried appending these lines to it:

    map-drive=0x80
    to=0x81
    map-drive=0x81
    to=0x80

    Windows is installed on partition hdb1 on device /dev/hdb.

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    It should look like this:

    other = /dev/hdb1
    label = Windows
    table = /dev/hdb
    map-drive = 0x80
    to = 0x81
    map-drive = 0x81
    to = 0x80

    All in the same section. Don't forget to rerun lilo after the changes.

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    Use grub D:

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    Re: Booting Windows XP with two IDE drives

    I may be off the point here but I never had to do that. Being a novice I put winxp on the master, I think its picky.

    /dev/hda is my WINXP drive. (primary master)

    Cfdisk /devhdb set up swap, root and left some free for my storage.

    install windows first then SLack.
    I put Lilo on the MBR of the Master, where are you putting lilo? (Root, MBR)
    I suggest the SLack Essentials book if you can get it, helped me a lot.
    dyn0

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    Kernel Problem

    Thanks for the help. I've fixed the problem.

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