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Old 03-01-2006, 08:58 PM   #1
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Question Dual Boot Machine, WinXP on SATA, Slack on IDE


I am making my machine dual boot w/ slack 10.2. My setup is that i have 2 sata drives, a 74 gb raptor and a 200 gb storage drive. I want to install slackware on an additional 80 gb IDE drive i just have lying around. I was just wondering if there was anything to keep in mind before attempting this. I am not a complete noob, but its been 6 months or better since i've used any linux and this is the first time on this computer w/ both sata and ide drives. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 09:35 PM   #2
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I am going through the exact same scenario right now. I have x64windows on a 74 gig raptor drive, and then I want to put or I have put zenwalk (slackware) on the other drive. I am having lilo problems, it will boot linux but not windows. I will update you if i get a response.

Here is my lilo config:


LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
bitmap=/boot/splash.bmp
bmp-table=227p,233p,1,7
bmp-colors=0,2,,15,2,0
bmp-timer=76,30,15,0
#compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.
prompt
timeout = 300
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# ramdisk = 0 # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda1
label = Zenwalk
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/sda1
label = windowsx64
map-drive = 0x80
to = 0x81
map-drive = 0x81
to = 0x80
table = /dev/sda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
 
Old 03-02-2006, 10:39 AM   #3
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hey did you have any luck. I have a sata 74 gig raptor drive with windows x64 i use for gaming that i just bought. And then I have a 80 gig ide drive i wanted to use for zenwalk (slackware) i can boot linux but not windows, it just hangs with a black screen saying 'loading windows'.
 
Old 03-02-2006, 10:55 AM   #4
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Maybe you should take off the map drive stuff for Windows? Windows is using its own boot-loader, which is why you say 'other' instead of 'image' like you do for linux.

How about:

# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/sda1
label = windowsx64
table = /dev/sda
# Windows bootable partition config ends

If that doesn't work, read the man for lilo.conf. It says something about map drive not being recommended after 22.5 of lilo. You can use some other parameter instead.

Last edited by Randux; 03-02-2006 at 10:57 AM.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 12:50 PM   #5
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im getting the same problem as phatbastard, it just hangs where it says "loading windows", i have lilo on the mbr of the sata
 
Old 03-04-2006, 05:04 PM   #6
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This always worked for me when I had that problem:
Code:
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/sda1
label = windowsx64
boot-as = 0x80
# Windows bootable partition config ends
 
Old 03-04-2006, 05:19 PM   #7
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gbonvehi, is your lilo on the winxp sata drive or the slack ide drive? or does it matter?
 
Old 03-05-2006, 03:26 AM   #8
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It does matter depending on what device you choose to boot from the BIOS setup. I never had a SATA device, but it shouldn't matter.
 
Old 03-05-2006, 06:31 AM   #9
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Are you sure, that your sata is known as sda and not as hda. I'm using seagate baracuda sata drive and here is my configuration:
Quote:
other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows
table = /dev/hda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.5
root = /dev/hda3
label = Linux-2.4
read-only
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.13.2
root = /dev/hda3
label = Linux-2.6
read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends
 
  


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