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Currently i have slackware 10.1, WinXP Home, WinXP Pro and Win2003 on this computer. Unfortuantly i have to keep a Windows Distro for school.
Now i am going to completely format all Win partitions and install WinXP on a 10GB partition. This will roughly free up 60 or so gigs. However, i know when i install WinXP it will overwrite the MBR with its own bootstrap. This means that Slack will be virtually inaccesible.
LILO is installed to the MBR. What steps should i take (such as putting LILO on a floppy) to ensure that when this happens ill have access to my slack partiton to re config LILO.
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Probably not the simplest way. I would simply install Windows (on a second thought, *I* wouldn't) then boot with a slackware install cd. This will give you a Linux environment. Then I'm not too sure, but I would probably mount my old partitions, and copy the lilo.conf to /etc (perhaps modify to reflect the changes), run lilo, and hope for the best
I'm sure one could make it work. That is, the general method (install win, reinstall lilo) works, but that last step might require some tweaking. It might be as simple as booting the cd, then "mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/root && lilo -C /mnt/root/etc/lilo.conf", but it might be more complicated.
Originally posted by nazmin just install your window, then boot your pc using slack install cd (CD 1) & boot your slack partition from it & if i not mistaken the cmd look like this :
bare.i root=/dev/hxx noinitrd ro
after log on as root, /sbin/lilo
as there are too many different answers for your question........so i'm reiterating the way of doing it in the right manner
follow what "nazmin" has instructed.
just install windows, then boot your pc using slackware 1st cd.
when you reach the prompt for the first time.......type
#linux root=/dev/hdax ro and press enter
( now here 'x' depends on the partition where you have installed the linux )......on my maching its hda9....so take care