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  1. #1

    Dual boot problem

    I just installed the latest zenwalk (slackware) but I am having troubles with the dual booting of 2 seperate drives. I have one 74 gig sata raptor 10,000 rpm drive that I use for x64windows and then I have a 80 gig ide drive for zenwalk.

    I have a boot sequence option in my bios if i choose the sata drive first it just boots up into windows with no lilo screen. If i change the boot sequence to boot the ide drive it boots up the lilo screen.

    Ok from here i can boot into linux just fine from the lilo screen, but if i choose windows i get a black screen with a message in the top left corner that says 'Windows loading' and it just hangs there.

    # LILO configuration file
    # generated by 'liloconfig'
    # Start LILO global section
    boot = /dev/hda1
    #compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.
    timeout = 300
    # 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 = Zenwalk
    read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
    # Linux bootable partition config ends
    # Windows bootable partition config begins
    other = /dev/sda1
    label = windowsx64
    map-drive = 0x80
    to = 0x81
    map-drive = 0x81
    to = 0x80
    table = /dev/sda
    # Windows bootable partition config ends

    So i have sda as my windows drive for one hardrive
    And then I have /dev/hda as linux partition
    and then /dev/hda2 for swap.

    Why does linux hang when trying to boot into windows.

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    Linux Newbie TrashOverride's Avatar
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    Did Linux found the 2 drives when installing? Are they saved in fstab? Are you sure that it is /dev/sda1

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