Linux On Laptop
I have a compaq presario 721UK and can't get linux to run on it, basically i have a partition setup as follows;
3Gb NTFS WinXP Primary Partition
17Gb Extended Parition Includes
5Gb Ext2 Linux Partition (Tried Ext3 also)
500Mb Swap Partition
11.5Gb Fat32 App & Backup Partition (Needed)
i want to be able to dual boot, XP with Linux, it follows the insallation nicely but "Slackware" halts at "LILO" when i get ready to run it for the first time, well not even that, all i get is "LI" but no "LO", i have seen this before on my desktop machine, but that was related to my RAID controller, i could only boot off the IDE controller where i installed Linux due to the HDD and partition references that "LILO" stores.
but as you know, with a laptop you can't swap HDD's between different IDE controllers.
Even Mandrake 8.1 gets past "LILO" but magically resets at the same point during boot up.
Any one got some ideas?