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Old 07-28-2001, 07:14 PM   #1
Ontrose
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Question Dual Booting Problems with Slack 8.0 and WinME


I have to different hard drives, one had WIN ME and was my master and a friend gave me another so I decided to put Slackware 8.0 on it and dual boot via lilo... I took out my windows hd and put in the other as master and loaded it up with the slack cd. The slackware install went fine and i put the windows harddrive back in and set this to slave and booted into linux and added this to /etc/lilo.conf

other = /dev/hdb1
label = win
table = /dev/hdb

I ran lilo and it told me it added win

I reboot and see that I now have an option for linux or win, I choose win and nothing happens. I rebooted into linux a few times and tried other things but I couldn't get it to boot into windows.

Finally i just went into my bios and told it to boot d: first which got me into windows fine. But who wants to do that all the time? Can someone point me in the right direction as to what my lilo.conf file should have in it.

As it stands the first harddrive has linux and the second has winme on it.

Thanks in advance

Ontrose
 
Old 07-28-2001, 07:19 PM   #2
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I think that Windows will only boot if its system files (io.sys etc) are on C:. You want to have linux installed on /dev/hdb and leave Windows where it is.

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 07-28-2001, 08:06 PM   #3
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If i just swap the cables around will that severly mess with linux?
 
Old 07-28-2001, 08:08 PM   #4
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You'll need to edit /etc/fstab to reflect the changes in file system locations before making them, and you'll need to install LILO on the Windows HDD, hence edit /etc/lilo.conf and run the lilo command. You should be OK apart from that I believe.

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 07-28-2001, 08:56 PM   #5
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I swapped the cables around then booted from my slack cd running setup and changing my target partitions and redoing my lilo and each os boots up fine now.

Thanks for your help.


Now onto getting my network card and sound card working



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Old 07-28-2001, 08:57 PM   #6
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Glad to hear that things are going alright now. What network card and sound card you got?

Jamie...
 
Old 07-28-2001, 09:16 PM   #7
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3com 3C509B (pretty sure) and a soundblaster vibra16

I've had both of those working with slack 7.0, but I ended up putting that harddrive into a webserver and haven't had linux on my machine for a while. Now that a friend gave me this extra hard drive I decided to put slack 8.0 on it and give it a try, but other than logging in to the other machine via ftp to mess with the website or maybe telnet for odds and ends stuff I haven't been toying around with linux for months and I think everything I learned leaked outta my head. I remeber downloading some software for the networking card from 3com to change its irq, cuz the soundcard and nic were conflicting, and I checked in windows and it (nic) was still set to irq 3, so I don't know why its not working. As far as the soundcard, i think i gotta toy around with some of my init scripts to get it working. (think thats what i did last time)

Anyways, any help is appreciated.

Ontrose
 
Old 07-29-2001, 08:18 AM   #8
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I'm pretty sure that the 3com module for that card is simply called 3c509.o so you can just try modprobing that to test it then edit /etc/rc.d/rc.netdevice to load it at boot time. Run netconfig to tell the system about your IP address etc (incase you didn't during the install) or edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 if you want to play around by hand.

Dunno about the sound card, I always end up building mine into the kernel instead of loading modules for them.

What kernel you running? You using the 2.2.19 kernel or 2.4.x? If you were getting conflicts before its probably worth changing to the 2.4 tree as the plug-n-pray support is much better, and might work around any conflicts for you.

HTH

Jamie...
 
  


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