I have Win 2000 on my first drive plus several file partitions and a partition for XOSL. And I have my Linux Mandrake 8.2 on my second drive (slave), with a Linux boot partition, a Linux main part., and a Linux swap part.
I could configure XOSL to multiboot win or Linux, but selecting Linux, XOSL returns me to the black screen and says booting Mandrake Linux... But nothing happens afterwards. Is there a security thing or am I booting the wrong place (both boot part and Linux main doesn't boot)?
I've managed to "multiboot" by pulling power lines off and back on, but I hope this can be easier
Note that I did not choose expert mode while installing Linux. And I don't know what bootloaders in Linux are for when they don't even execute, like LILO, Grub, and Syslinux. I've set LILO up (correctly?). So what exactly do these programs do?
I want to try to have booting software from the win/dos region because I'm afraid LILO will intimidate me with coding and guessing among these wierd partition names such as /dev/hda/, /sda, /bda1 etc.