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skyvoyager 08-02-2002 05:42 AM

Win2k going nuts after installing Slackware 8.1
 
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me with this.

I have two harddisks and I'm running Windows 2000 Pro (SP1) on the first harddisk. I recently installed Slackware 8.1 on the second harddisk (without LILO) and when I tried to boot windows 2000, it takes hell of a long time to reach the login screen. After finally logging in, windows looks like it's not responding. I tried to shutdown and it throws an error saying it can't end explorer.exe. So, I suspect that the crappy windows explorer is killing itself trying to read the harddisk that I installed linux on. I removed the linux harddisk and Windows runs perfectly normal.

Anyone can help me with this? I can't remove the crappy windows coz it's my work pc. Thanks!

bbeers 08-05-2002 02:44 PM

I have this working, but I have Linux on hda and w2k on hdb. I am using lilo to choose between the two at boot time. You'll need a section in lilo.conf to fool the w2k drive into thinking that it is "c:" when it boots.

other = /dev/hdb1
label = w2k
table = /dev/hdb
map-drive = 0x80
to = 0x81
map-drive = 0x81
to = 0x80

-Bob

linuxcool 08-05-2002 09:42 PM

bbeers, skyvoyager solved his problem here. BTW, he cross posted.

bbeers 08-06-2002 08:54 AM

I like my solution better than his. How does he start Linux? Does w2k have a multi boot option now? Only way I can see is to enter the bios setup at boot time and disable the w2k disk, but then he would still need lilo on the linux disk! wouldn't he?

linuxcool 08-06-2002 09:58 PM

bbeers, skyvoyager probably uses a boot disk that he created to boot into linux. As for w2k being able to dual boot, it's boot loader program is capable of booting linux and other os's. Check out this page for dual booting linux and w2k with w2k's boot loader.

xcp 08-07-2002 09:51 PM

I too boot with a floppy, fighting with Windows' "boot loader" just isn't worth the effort.

Fuel 01-27-2003 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by bbeers
I have this working, but I have Linux on hda and w2k on hdb. I am using lilo to choose between the two at boot time. You'll need a section in lilo.conf to fool the w2k drive into thinking that it is "c:" when it boots.

other = /dev/hdb1
label = w2k
table = /dev/hdb
map-drive = 0x80
to = 0x81
map-drive = 0x81
to = 0x80

-Bob

did you install w2k on a disk on hda .. then .. moved it to hdb .. and .. plugged in another drive on hda and install slackware on that ?

if this works it would be great.. beacuse i want my gnu/linux drive to be "master of the house" in my computer :D windows belongs to the slave position .. lol

Note: we will have a lan party this weekend and i need a slavedrive with w2k and some games...

Aussie 01-28-2003 01:04 AM

Please don't double post, t's against the rules you agreed to when you signed up.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

Sorry about that Fuel :-)

bbeers 01-28-2003 09:08 AM

Win2k going nuts after installing Slackware 8.1
 
fuel asked: did you install w2k on a disk on hda .. then .. moved it to hdb .. and .. plugged in another drive on hda and install slackware on that ?


yep, that's what I did. No partitioning decisions to worry about. As an aside, I recently tried wine with this setup and it works ... just added a /c entry to my fstab to mount the /dev/hdb1 and was able to run some simple MS apps from my Linux X environment (KDE at present). I don't know how well, if at all, the MS games would perform, but it would be an interesting experiment.

-bbeers

Fuel 01-28-2003 05:51 PM

super tnx bbeers..

your solution looks wery wery interesting...

have a nice day..

- Fuel


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