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keyboard - i've never botehred to find out how but it should be pretty easy to do.
partitions - why are you going to use partition magic? let mandrake do it for you, it'll do a beter job, easier. you should use ext3, not ext2 for the file system, and you really should split it up a bit more, make it
looking to dual boot as well with mandrake 8.2 and windows xp.
I have an 8gb drive with xp installed and i have a 40gb drive on a different ide channel i would like to install linux on. will this cause dual booting to fail? Do I have to install linux and xp on the same physical drive?
If this will work, how do i set up lilo.config to make it work?
ok... I basically did everything you told me to do in that other post.
However I have windows as primary master and linux on my secondary slave. I heard it doesn't matter as long as I have my system boot to the linux drive and that lilo points to the right spot. for some lilo.config info i have:
#probably where lilo is installed?
then i typed "lilo" at the prompt and things installed fine. Now when i boot up my machine i have the option of booting from windows. But when i choose that, the screen clears and at the top it says "Loading Windows"....and gets stuck there. I'm not sure what I did wrong. Please help!!
here is my lilo.conf file....i apprantly made a mistake in my "boot=" in the previous post. Maybe someone can make sense of why dual boot wont work. again i have windows on non-partitioned 8.4gb primary master. 13gb primary slave (data). DVDrom secondary master. 40gb secondary slave (linux)
Let me see if I got this right. You have linux installed on your secondary slave drive and according to this line in your lilo.conf file, boot=/dev/hdd, lilo is installed in the mbr of your linux drive. You changed the BIOS so that it boots from the linux drive.
Try commenting this line out disk=/dev/hdd bios=0x80. If that doesn't work, leave that line commented out and add the following lines right after the label=Windows line.
And run /sbin/lilo after any changes that you make.