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Old 04-08-2006, 02:52 PM   #1
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Linux Slackware and Windows dual boot problem


Hey, I just installed Slackware and after that i installed windows xp pro. Before i installed windows I had no problem booting slackware but now after i installed windows I cant manage to boot slackware enymore. When the computer boots it just jumpes over slackware and auto boot windows. How do i fix this?

Tanx for all ansvers.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 02:59 PM   #2
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Bust out your Slackware disc, and boot it. There's a message that will pop up telling you how to boot your Slackware partition. After you get in to Slackware, edit your lilo.conf file in /etc, re-run lilo, and reboot. You should see both in the lilo prompt, assuming you correctly modified lilo.conf
 
Old 04-08-2006, 03:03 PM   #3
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I thought Windows had to be installed before Linux?
 
Old 04-08-2006, 03:08 PM   #4
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I thought Windows had to be installed before Linux?
Doesn't have to be, but it's easier. If you install windows second you need to use a CD to edit lilo.conf (or the grub equivalent) and reinstall the linux bootloader.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 03:08 PM   #5
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I thought Windows had to be installed before Linux?
Serriusly? If so i just need to do it over.


And to the first ansver: When i enter the slackware 10.2 cd it just start the install cd, and I dont get any info about how to boot slackware.


Edit: After readin the 3 anwer I found out that I just reinstall everything.

So thanks for all the answers it was a great help.

Last edited by uro; 04-08-2006 at 03:09 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 03:11 PM   #6
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I know this for a fact, because I'm a Slackware user. The initial boot screen of the first disc tells you how to use the disc to get in to your pre-existing installation. It goes like '<kernel_image> root=<Slackware_partition> noinitrd' or something like that.
 
Old 04-08-2006, 04:57 PM   #7
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Serriusly? If so i just need to do it over.


And to the first ansver: When i enter the slackware 10.2 cd it just start the install cd, and I dont get any info about how to boot slackware.


Edit: After readin the 3 anwer I found out that I just reinstall everything.

So thanks for all the answers it was a great help.
You seriously think that linux is that inflexible that you have to reinstall just because windows over-wrote the MBR? No chance...

All you'd need to do would be to boot the slackware install CD, mount your existing partition somewhere, chroot to that directory and re-run lilo.

OK, so that's not that easy...
 
Old 04-08-2006, 05:37 PM   #8
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You seriously think that linux is that inflexible that you have to reinstall just because windows over-wrote the MBR? No chance...

All you'd need to do would be to boot the slackware install CD, mount your existing partition somewhere, chroot to that directory and re-run lilo.

OK, so that's not that easy...

Ok, tanks to everybody, I have fixed the problem now.
 
  


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