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Old 07-30-2004, 12:55 PM   #1
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Slackware Boot issue


I'm having a problem... I have installed Windows XP on a partition and Slackware installed sucessfully on another partition, but windows just boots everytime I start my computer. I installed LILO when it asked but I have no boot options what so ever.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 01:01 PM   #2
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Go to your BIOS setup and choose to boot from the Slackware's disk.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 01:37 PM   #3
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Sounds like you put LILO on the Slackware partition, not the MBR. You can try this. Get your Slackware boot floppy, you did make a boot floppy didn't you? Okay, now boot off your floppy. Lets say Slack boot partition is on hda2. As root do;
cd /
dd if=/dev/hda2 of=boot.lnx bs=512 count=1
Copy boot.lnx to a floppy.
Now start XP. Copy boot.lnx from the floppy to c:\ . Look for c:\boot.ini and open it. Add this;
c:\boot.lnx="Slackware"
Reboot, should show the Slackware entry on the boot screen. Going my memory, so get back your outcome.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 01:43 PM   #4
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Which options did you pick when you installed LILO? If you picked "Custom", then "Install to root partition", you may be having the same problem that I had. Try "Newbie", then "Install to MBR[master boot record]". I have no idea why this worked though
Don't be too leery of writing to the MBR; you can restore it with a DOS/Win98 bootdisk, as detailed here:https://www.redhat.com/archives/blin.../msg00046.html
 
Old 07-31-2004, 12:28 PM   #5
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So I got it to work... now I just need to know how to setup a wireless network hehe...
 
Old 07-31-2004, 01:45 PM   #6
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Post the details in Wireless Networking, and we'll try to get you going.
Include information on your card - make, model & chipset - symtoms, errors, etc.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 05:19 PM   #7
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WEll it isn't detecting my nic at all. It's a prostar laptop with an integrated nic. So I'm not sure...
 
Old 07-31-2004, 10:21 PM   #8
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Nothing in dmesg?
What's the output of lspci, assuming that it's a mini-pci card?
 
Old 07-31-2004, 11:00 PM   #9
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nah it's just in the laptop... not an add on card... here is a link to my laptop...http://www.prostarlaptop.com/index.c...ail&model=8794

If it's any help hehe
 
Old 08-01-2004, 12:55 AM   #10
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That tells me nothing.
"In the laptop," i.e. integrated, usually means a mini-PCI card.
lspci will normally give some info as will dmesg. Removing the cover and looking at the card or looking up the FCC ID may reveal additional clues. Without more info about the chipset, it will be tough to help.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 01:24 AM   #11
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You could see what's the chip by looking at your windows drivers (most laptops comes with their drivers's cd..)
 
Old 08-02-2004, 12:19 PM   #12
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Ok straight from device manager

Gigabyte GN-WPEAG Wireless Network Adapter PCI

and

Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit ethernet NIC
 
  


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