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Old 12-03-2003, 02:17 AM   #1
polynotre
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dualbooting XP/slack, bootsect.lnx w/o LILO


okay, so i formatted my linux partition (had mandrake) and put slackware on it. i chose to opt out of the lilo install mainly because i didn't want it to take out the xp bootsector. i had it configured and dd'd with mandrake, but making a bootsect.lnx without lilo or grub just makes it hang at boot.. so now i'm logging in with a bootdisk. is there any other way outside of lilo/grub to make a bootsect.lnx?

thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 02:25 AM   #2
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You need to install lilo/grub in the bootsector of the linux partition(don't touch the MBR) before extracting with dd, this won't replace your xp bootsector. After either of them is installed, do the extraction and make sure the partition that contains xp is set to active.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 05:41 PM   #3
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got it. common sense didn't tell me that it'd need a booter to boot. luckily it had an option for it not to wait so i didn't have to go through two boot managers (wasn't implemented before i don't think), so everything got resolved. thanks again!
 
  


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