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Old 10-18-2007, 04:23 PM   #1
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Problem with Lilo on Slackware 11


I have a problem booting with lilo. When i started to configure lilo everything seemed fine untill i restarted my machine. After the restart it automaticaly logged into Windows. I have two hard drives , one SATA and one IDE the question is , can there be any conflict or does Slackware 11 have any problems with SATA drives?

Here is the code from the lilo.config file:

LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
#compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.
prompt
#timeout = 300
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# ramdisk = 0 # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda1
label = slackware
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/sda1
label = Windows
# map-drive = 0x80
# to = 0x81
# map-drive = 0x81
# to = 0x80
table = /dev/sda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
 
Old 10-18-2007, 04:32 PM   #2
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Let's get a few facts right.

You have two disks. How do we know that you were not booting to sda as the first disk while Lilo residing in hda? In such a case you would not see a Lilo screen, no selection to boot because you were just booting to a MS boot loader residing in sda.

Any response on that ?
 
Old 10-20-2007, 05:43 AM   #3
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I think you are right.. i'm new to linux so i put a simple question:

How can i fix the problem?
 
Old 10-20-2007, 06:46 AM   #4
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You may get a better response if you post in the Slackware subforum in the Distributions section.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/

and since this is with Slackware installation the Slackware > Slackware Installation forum here...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...stallation-40/

How did you load Slackware's lilo. To the MBR of the master disk.
 
Old 10-20-2007, 07:58 AM   #5
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I believe this is a hardware problem.

The boot disk order, whether the first boot disk is the IDE or the Sata, should be indicated in the Bios screen. Getting into a Slackware subforum does not change the method of BIOS detection.

Pressing a certain key at the keyboard before the PC is boot is what is needed to get into a Bios screen to alter the boot disk order.
 
Old 10-20-2007, 05:23 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saikee View Post
I believe this is a hardware problem.

The boot disk order, whether the first boot disk is the IDE or the Sata, should be indicated in the Bios screen. Getting into a Slackware subforum does not change the method of BIOS detection.

Pressing a certain key at the keyboard before the PC is boot is what is needed to get into a Bios screen to alter the boot disk order.
You where right about the boot order . I found it in the BIOS boot settings
and lilo jumped on the screen but i have a new problem - Windows doesn't want to start from lilo, what now?
 
Old 10-20-2007, 06:27 PM   #7
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You know what. Your lilo.conf has all the solutions. You don't need us. Just remove the # in map-drive statements to like this
Code:
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/sda1
label = Windows
 map-drive = 0x80
 to = 0x81
 map-drive = 0x81
 to = 0x80
table = /dev/sda
I only marked the lines I changed in red (just removing the # to enable the lines)

Save the file and type
Code:
lilo -b /dev/hda
to recomiple Lilo

------------------------

Explanation if you are interested.

Your Windows was booted as the first boot disk sda but now the Linux hda is the first boot disk. Windows gets jealuos and doesn't play ball.

If you re-map the disk order at the time you boot Windows, tell the bugger it is in No 1 position then the sucker will buy it. 0x80 is disk No. 1 and 0x81 is disk No.2. It is a temporary arrangement and the disk order reverts back to the original as states in the Bios as soon as Windows exits.

Last edited by saikee; 10-21-2007 at 08:31 AM.
 
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:24 AM   #8
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Thanks a lot !!! All works like a clock and now i'm ready to configure the other stuff. Ones again i thank you
 
Old 10-21-2007, 08:55 AM   #9
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If my seemingly unfriendly challenging questions made you think about the subject and the steps then I believe you get more out of it than just being handed the solution over a plate.

It makes no difference to me as I already know the solution.

To you if you can think logically you will enjoy Linux a lot more.

Many things in Linux can be "reason" out!
 
  


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