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I have recently installed the latest free Mepis download but there are some... quirks with my install.
Windows no longer shows up on the lilo boot screen (I have checked lilo.conf and there is info for mounting hdb, my windows drive), when it checks disks it gives an error on hda2 (my swap disk), and the user I created can't log into KDE (it says that user cannot write to $HOME).
I need advice on the following:
1. Moving hda2 to hda1's position, even if it only requires a ^d I don't like seeing errors on start up.
2. Getting the created user logged in. I can su to him after I log into root but if my roommate needs to use the machine I don't want her to have / level access.
3. Removing lilo and configuring GRUB to dual boot.
I think I can do 2 and 3 on my own (should just be changing permissions and a quick install of the GRUB graphical tool) but 1 bothers me. I'm still very much a n00b when it comes to Linux and the ext3 file system, is there a way to do it?
Before you do serious surgery to your hard drive, re-check your /etc/fstab settings and see if something's out of place (post here if you want - lotsa peeps know about that stuff here). You might wanna do the same at the Mepis forums. They're reputed to be a helpful bunch, and WW is said to frequent them as well. If you need help, the creator would be your best last bet (but I hear he's quite a busy guy)
I've got the first two problems sorted. However I still can't get it to boot into XP (windows is on hdb).
Here is my lilo.conf file:
append="nomce hdc=ide-scsi acpi=off apm=power_off nofloppy "
append="nomce acpi=off apm=power_off "
other = /dev/hdb1
label = win
table = /dev/hdb
map-drive = 0x80
to = 0x81
map-drive = 0x81
to = 0x80