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I know this is a lame question but, I was going to download Slackware 9 and try to dual boot it with XP, and was wondering if GRUB is an option for the bootloader or if it was still just LILO, due to the fact that lilo doesn't like to dual boot on my laptop with XP, in SuSe or Mandrake 9, also only the older non-graphical version. Thanks for the time.
You can download the grub packages from www.gnu.org/software/grub . What I usually do if I am installing slackware in a dual boot situation is install it without lilo. Boot the install with the CD, download grub, and install grub.
Grub is pretty straight foward to use, the documentation is very good.
I am dual booting my laptop and couple of my desktops with win xp and others and everyoen of them is done by lilo. there must me something wrong, if you post the lilo.conf file and the partition setup maybe people can help you
sounds like during the install it wasnt set to boot to dos this happens and sometimes works with all other windows os except xp ..............so during installation set the mbr to boot to dos and not linux