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Old 01-30-2006, 07:58 PM   #1
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[solved] Installing slackware on secondary master?


I currently have this setup;

Motherboard: MSI k8n Neo

CPU: AMD Athlon 3200+

Ram: Dual 512MB Twinmos

Graphics card: ATI Radeon 9000 Atlantis Pro

IDE1: Primary Master, Spinpoint 40GB (windows xp)(boot)
IDE1: Primary Slave, DVD Burner

IDE2: Secondary Master, Spinpoint 40GB
IDE2: Secondary Master, Nothing.

My problem is, that the slackware 10.2 installation wount detect my secondary master, only my primary that wich has windows xp installed on it.

I have also tryed fedora core 4 with no luck.

What am i doing wrong here?

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Old 01-31-2006, 12:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ stisom!

Does your bios detect the second drive or have you accessed it before from windows?
Maybe it's not properly connected.
Do you have a liveCD with which you can try to detect/mount it?
 
Old 01-31-2006, 02:55 PM   #3
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Thank you

Both Bios, and windows xp detects my harddrive.
No i dont have a liveCD, but i could download one.

Btw, i did try and mount it in slackware using 'mount /dev/hdb1 -t ntfs /mnt/hd/ntfs, after i added /dev/hdb1 / ntfs noauto 0 1 in /etc/fstab. Wich didn't work..

I might add that i changed the IDE cables on my motherboard from 1-2 - 2-1 so that i could install slackware. Now i have to change it back every time i boot slackware/windows. If i only could mount it, i could add it to lilo.

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Old 02-01-2006, 12:21 AM   #4
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If BIOS detects the drive, but the Slack installation procedure seems to ignore it, it's probably because the target drive has not been partitioned with a Linux-friendly file system.

Prior to starting the install, run "cfdisk /dev/hdd" (secondary slave), drop any existing partitions, and partition the drive as you wish. When you start the Slack install, those (new) Linux partitions should be detected, and you can install Slack onto them. Good luck with it and Welcome to LQ!
 
Old 02-01-2006, 01:55 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by J.W.
If BIOS detects the drive, but the Slack installation procedure seems to ignore it, it's probably because the target drive has not been partitioned with a Linux-friendly file system.

Prior to starting the install, run "cfdisk /dev/hdd" (secondary slave), drop any existing partitions, and partition the drive as you wish. When you start the Slack install, those (new) Linux partitions should be detected, and you can install Slack onto them. Good luck with it and Welcome to LQ!

Thank you, very much
I can't belive it was as simple as that

Anyway, just one more problem remains now.

I configured lilo, and it seemed to work, only thing is, instead of showing me the lilo boot menu, my computer boots straight to windows xp.
I'd imagine that i have to configure the windows boot manager aswell?
 
Old 02-01-2006, 01:59 PM   #6
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After you edit lilo.conf, you need to run lilo (the program) in order for your changes to take effect. As root
Code:
/sbin/lilo
That should do it. Good luck with it
 
Old 02-01-2006, 02:03 PM   #7
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Actually, what i did was, change the boot priority in bios and lilo kicked right in
Thank you all for helping me out
 
Old 02-02-2006, 03:20 AM   #8
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Excellent - congrats on solving the problem and thanks for posting back with your comments. Have fun with Linux!
 
  


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