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Old 06-15-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
stenlyto
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Unable to reconfigure lilo.conf


Here is my question, probably stupid for all of you....

I install Slack on my PC after that I desided to install XP not for use, just to try....and here I need your help

that's my lilo.conf

boot="/dev/sda"
bitmap = /boot/slack.bmp
bmp-colors = 255,0,255,0,255,0
bmp-table = 60,6,1,16
bmp-timer = 65,27,0,255
append=" vt.default_utf8=0"
prompt
timeout="300"

image="/boot/vmlinuz"
root="/dev/sda1"
label="Linux/Slackware"

this is what I tried to put, but nothing

other=/dev/sda3
optional
Label=window


I used sda3 because when I run cfdisk after Ext3 and the swap I create a third partition, type NTFS volume Set and now I have:

name flags Part Type FS Type
------------------------------------------
sda1 boot Prymary Linux Ext3
sda2 Prymary Linux Swap
sda3 boot prymary NTFS Volume Set

I saw a lot of posts about this and that's what i did, but may be not enough, Could you help me?
when i turn the PC on the lilo start menu there is only one lable "linux/Slackware"
Thank`s to all

Last edited by stenlyto; 06-15-2009 at 09:58 AM.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 09:59 AM   #2
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Did you remember to run the command "lilo" after editing the configuration file? If you don't run lilo, the changes will not be applied to the system.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 10:01 AM   #3
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I did it now and here is the result:

Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
Added Linux/Slackware *
Fatal: First sector of /dev/sda3 doesn't have a valid boot signature

Now What ?
 
Old 06-15-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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#try this

boot="/dev/sda"
bitmap = /boot/slack.bmp
bmp-colors = 255,0,255,0,255,0
bmp-table = 60,6,1,16
bmp-timer = 65,27,0,255
append=" vt.default_utf8=0"
prompt
timeout="300"

image="/boot/vmlinuz"
root="/dev/sda1"
label="Linux/Slackware"

other=/dev/sda3
optional
Label=WindowsXP
table=/dev/sda

#I forget if this is exactly correct, but if you notice, LILO is telling you that it wrote the Linux boot info, but then tried to write the windows info to the 3rd partition. Reading the LILO manual will help. It isn't that big.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 11:58 AM   #5
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Hi,

It would be easier for you to install the M$ product first then install your Slackware. That way the Slackware install will pick up the M$ product and you won't have to fuss with the M$ product wanting to install over everything. Your lilo would then be produced with the proper configuration.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 12:01 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stenlyto View Post
I did it now and here is the result:

Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
Added Linux/Slackware *
Fatal: First sector of /dev/sda3 doesn't have a valid boot signature

Now What ?
You may have other problems as well, but the warning is easily fixed. I ran into the same thing and the answer is posted here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...indows-732446/

Regards,

-Drew
 
Old 06-15-2009, 12:18 PM   #7
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Hi,

The 'lba32' is not a major problem. The OP will have to jump through hoops to get a install of WinXP second. So why not perform the XP install first then install your Slackware? A whole lot easier.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 02:19 PM   #8
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Installing Windows after Linux is tricky, but not impossible. Never done myself, though.
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Ins...ient=firefox-a
 
Old 06-15-2009, 02:53 PM   #9
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If it's Vista, it's actually quite easy. Vista has a re-partioning tool built in. Just use the free space then install Linux.
 
  


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