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Old 12-28-2007, 09:02 PM   #1
WilliamS
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Unhappy Boot floppy for slack 12


New toy for Christmas, a game that runs only on windows - I have that, on a second hard drive not used for months, also has slackware 12 on it.
Problem: I've lost the floppy that booted that drive, and makebootdisk only tells me that slack 12 can't be put on a floppy!

So I can boot slackware with install dvd, but not windows.

In /etc/lilo.conf I have:
boot = /dev/fd0
and at bottom
#Windows bootable....
other = /dev/hdb1
label = windows
table = /dev/hdb
#windows bootable blah blah
#Linux ....begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hdb5
label = Linux.smp
read-only
#Linux blah blah ends

Can anyone tell me how to start windows, or even better, make another boot disk?
 
Old 12-28-2007, 10:45 PM   #2
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I use the Super Grub Boot Disk now that the kernel is too big for a floppy.
Regards,
Bill
 
Old 12-28-2007, 11:18 PM   #3
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Had it booting from a floppy using lilo, there should be a way to do it again.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 01:17 AM   #4
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Lightbulb

pkgtool showed the answer - it's one of the choices for installing lilo.
Problem is no more.
 
Old 12-29-2007, 08:56 AM   #5
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I'm glad you figured it out.
Regards,
Bill
 
  


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