Win7 Installed, Slackware64 13.0 Installed BOOTMGR is missing
Arrgghh! I discovered that I could not install Win7 64-bit in VirtualBox (because an Intel T4300 doesn't have VT-x/AMD in it, drat) so, OK, let's just install Win7 64-bit then install Slackware 13.0 64-bit and dual-boot the thing for a while.
Win7 worked fine -- got all those important security updates and all that. Installed Slackware. Works fine. Shut down Slackware, reboot, select Windows from the Lilo start-up, BOOTMGR is missing, press ctrl+alt+del to restart...
I also got stuck in the same way , couldnt figure out anything so i just rolled back to Windows XP :(
I had configured lilo in the same manner as for xp but still it said no boot manager
Read on here:
You can solve this easily, if you're willing to use Windows' boot manager:
It only takes a few minutes, will work, and won't cost you any data.
I have a dual boot Windows 7 + Slackware64-13.0.
1) Format your HDD (with gparted, fdisk, cfdisk, whatever):
- Keep one partition for W7 (the installer will probably add a small boot partition in it during install and will use the remaining space as another partition for W7 itself)
- Format remaining space for Slackware as you see fit.
2) Install Slackware
3) Make Windows boot partition not bootable but Slackware's root partition bootable with fdisk or cfdisk
4) create or edit /etc/lilo.conf including:
I've just finished installing Win7 (after wiping the entire drive completely clean). It created
From what you suggest, I'll turn off the boot flag on sda1, leave everything else alone, install Slackware starting at sda3 with the root partition bootable.
And, with crossed fingers and toes, that ought to work.
I hope you will succeed. Let us know the outcome.
So far, so good -- installed Slackware and at the initial reboot, Win7 started up, shut it down and booted Slackware and I'm in the middle of adding back man gigabytes of stuff backed-up on DVD.
All appears to be well and thank you again for your help.
Callin' it good -- everything works as expected.
lilo Windows 7 boot says BOOTMGR is missing
Got the latest Slackware distr. and loaded it onto /dev/sdb1, Windows 7 was already on /dev/sda1 and had lilo already on /dev/sda working fine.
Now, Linux boots, but when I attempt to boot Windows 7, lilo reports "Loading Windows", then the screen shows "BOOTMGR is missing, press ctrl-alt-del to reboot". I've tried the suggestions above to no avail. I wrote lilo to /dev/sda and /dev/sdb, made /dev/sdb the first drive in the boot sequence.
boot = /dev/sdb
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/sda1
label = Windows
table = /dev/sda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sdb1
label = Linux
# Linux bootable partition config ends
I did overwrite the older lilo (which would boot Windows 7) with the the lilo from the Slackware install (probably the real issue, but don't know how to fix).
All help is greatly appreciated.
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