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I just installed slackware 10.2, that is all well, but my windows installation will not load, it just says Loading Windows when I select it and does nothing more. here ...
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    LILO problem booting winxp hdd


    I just installed slackware 10.2, that is all well, but my windows installation will not load, it just says Loading Windows when I select it and does nothing more.

    here is what my lilo.conf looks like

    # LILO configuration file
    # generated by 'liloconfig'
    #
    # Start LILO global section
    boot = /dev/hda
    #compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.
    prompt
    timeout = 50
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
    vga = 773
    # 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/hda1
    label = Linux
    read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
    # Linux bootable partition config ends
    # Windows bootable partition config begins
    other = /dev/hdb1
    label = Windows
    # map-drive = 0x80
    # to = 0x81
    # map-drive = 0x81
    # to = 0x80
    table = /dev/hdb
    # Windows bootable partition config ends


    linux is on my primary ide hard drive, hda and windows is on my sec drive, hdb

    thanks for any input.

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    This is what you have in the relevant section:

    # Windows bootable partition config begins
    other = /dev/hdb1
    label = Windows
    # map-drive = 0x80
    # to = 0x81
    # map-drive = 0x81
    # to = 0x80
    table = /dev/hdb
    # Windows bootable partition config ends

    This is what it should look like:

    # Windows bootable partition config begins
    other = /dev/hdb1
    label = Windows
    map-drive = 0x80
    to = 0x81
    map-drive = 0x81
    to = 0x80
    table = /dev/hdb
    # Windows bootable partition config ends

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    is all that hex mapping required? I am currently just using the
    "label + other + table" headers in lilo w/o problems....
    Chicks dig giant mechanized war machines

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    It is necessary for a second drive. If there is only one drive this is not needed.

    The above example is the hard-coded way. Modern lilo versions would work with simply:

    boot-as = 0x80

    Older versions only require all that.

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    well I think the problem was with my xp install. XP drive was the primary drive on the pri ide chain, I added another hdd in and put that as the pri ide on the pri chain and put the xp drive on the sec chain. so I think it was a problem with the boot.ini not pointing to the right disk. Thank you all for your input.

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