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Old 07-04-2003, 01:10 AM   #1
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Question lilo.conf setup in slackware?

im having trouble setting up the lilo bootloader in slackware 9.0 installer im on a dual boot. with win2k and win2k is on my primary drive. linux is on my secondary. i need to have an option before boot to boot into whichever one i want. im new to this lilo conf file. when i had mandrake 9.1 it did it for me. any help is needed.
Old 07-04-2003, 09:06 AM   #2
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try 'liloconfig' as root. what filesystem r u using for win2k? ntfs or fat?

u can try posting your lilo.conf file and your partitions layout (via fdisk -l /dev/hdx).
Old 07-04-2003, 10:09 AM   #3
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I'd really appreciate it if you placed your Slackware questions in the Slackware forum. I've already moved about 5 thus far. You know I'm not getting paid to do this, so why not make it easier on me and just place them here. Thanks.
Old 07-04-2003, 12:56 PM   #4
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BmxFace, I have premade a lilo.conf for ya:
lba32 # Allow booting past 1024th cylinder with a recent BIOS
boot = /dev/hda
#message = /boot/boot_message.txt
timeout = 500

# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
#menu-title="Linux to boot"
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/your_kernel
root = /dev/hda1
label = "Slackware Linux"
other = '/dev/your_win_partition'
  label = "WindowsXP"
  table = /dev/hda
Everything is simple,
'fdisk -l'
Looks where is your Win an Linux
it should be smth /dev/hda1 or /dev/hda5 it depends
Old 07-04-2003, 12:57 PM   #5
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ups, after you change the lilo.conf, write:
If some errors appear, post em here I'll help
Old 07-04-2003, 10:44 PM   #6
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try lilo -v
Old 07-05-2003, 12:46 AM   #7
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Add this to the end of the above /etc/lilo.conf


Then u may later boot ur created disk.
Run in command prompt: lilo -v -v -v


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