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Old 08-20-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Port Charlotte Florida
Distribution: slack 12.1
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lilo issues

Ok I've used slackware and lilo for a few years now, never bothered with windows didn't like it which is why I moved to linux, at that time I had used xp. For a few reasons I've decided I need to dual boot, when and put vista on, got lilo workin with it no problem and found I hated vista more then I ever hated xp, and put xp on instead of vista.

Problem is I can't get xp to boot, just get 'loading xp' after selecting xp (as I have xp as it's name in the menu) and it stays that way.

Here's my lilo config(btw I have xp on a second drive which is the slave my slack install is on the primary drive):

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
# Append any additional kernel parameters:
append=" vt.default_utf8=0"
# Boot BMP Image.
# Bitmap in BMP format: 640x480x8
  bitmap = /boot/lilo-boot-alien.bmp
# Menu colors (foreground, background, shadow, highlighted
# foreground, highlighted background, highlighted shadow):
   bmp-colors = 6,,0;15,,0
# Location of the option table: location x, location y, number of
# columns, lines per column (max 15), "spill" (this is how many
# entries must be in the first column before the next begins to
# be used.  We don't specify it here, as there's just one column.
# Timer location x, timer location y, foreground color,
# background color, shadow color.
  bmp-timer = 65,3;7,0
# Standard menu.
# Or, you can comment out the bitmap menu above and 
# use a boot message with the standard menu:
#message = /boot/boot_message.txt
# Wait until the timeout to boot (if commented out, boot the
# first entry immediately):
# Timeout before the first entry boots.
# This is given in tenths of a second, so 600 for every minute:
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# 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
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins

# Linux bootable partition config ends
# Windows bootable partition config begins


# Windows bootable partition config ends
Old 08-20-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: slack what ever
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I think the problem could be that windoze can't hang with being placed on the second hard drive
you may have to remap the hard drives to make windoze think it's on the first hard drive
from the lilo.conf man page
boot-as=0x80    # must be C:

Last edited by rob.rice; 08-20-2008 at 09:42 PM.
Old 08-20-2008, 11:47 PM   #3
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Distribution: slack 12.1
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Awesome that did it, thanks a lot!
Old 08-21-2008, 09:56 PM   #4
Registered: Apr 2004
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Your welcome


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