This is my first post here. I'm from MD and I'm Windows and Comptia certified. I just installed Mepis and this is my 1st question. So, here it goes.
I'm having problems dual booting Windows and Mepis on the same drive. I changed from SuSE 10 to Mepis because SuSE doesn't "do" SATA drives at all and my new SATA is a 1/4 terabyte.
Promise technology says that they have a driver for SuSE 10 that fits on a floppy but there driver won't install under bin, is 1.47 MB so it doesn't fit in a floppy as needed and you can't add a non-standard hard drive controller under the repair menu.
It gets even weirder. Mepis can easily mount the windows drive and move data around it. When the boot loader pops up, it even shows Windows as a choice, both the sda2 and sda3 partitions. Sda2 is a fat32 with nothing on it and sda3 has XP. When you click on it, tht GUI drops away and switches you to a command line which is identical to the GUI. When you click on it again, nothing happens. At that point, booting into Mepis is the only choice you have.
Even Mandrake 10.1 was able to dual boot with Windows. SuSE 10 could also do the same thing. Neither can see a SATA drive, however. Both were using 2 IDE physical drives, a 10 gig drive for Linux and a 20 gig drive for windows.
I have one partition with about 107 gig as NTFS, one with the Ext3 file system for Mepis (which doesn't use Reiser files), one 20 gig which is FAT32 with nothing on it and the rest left over as unallocated or for swap partitions.
Is there anywhere I could get LILO to work with Mepis in a Debian version?
LILO under Mandrake was the best bootloader ever. You could move it around from drive to drive, pick default operating systems to boot without any trouble. Mandrake, however, couldn't see any of my NICS.
One other little nitpick, my graphics only goes up to 1024*738 and cycles at 70hz. The monitor will do 1600*1200 and 90hz under XP. I did install the nvidia driver, not the generic one.
Is there a way to increase the resolution?