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yanom 04-06-2011 09:55 PM

windows 7 super slow after slackware install
 
So i set up a dual boot with windows 7 and slackware, but now my Windows 7 is so slow that it wont even open things. Help!

MS3FGX 04-06-2011 10:12 PM

Did you resize the NTFS partition Windows 7 is installed on? It is possible there was some corruption on the partition, have you tried running a check on the Windows partition?

yanom 04-07-2011 06:52 AM

Well it was already partitioned for me... how do i rrun a check, and will it fix my problem?

onebuck 04-07-2011 08:37 AM

Hi,

Quote:

Originally Posted by yanom (Post 4316913)
Well it was already partitioned for me... how do i rrun a check, and will it fix my problem?

Care to share how that partitioning was done for you?

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yanom 04-07-2011 12:54 PM

From a previous linux install, a year ago.. but Windows worked fine untill yesterday, which was when i installed slackware, and LILO (on the MBR). Also, i might addd that Windows works in Safe Mode

enorbet 04-07-2011 01:19 PM

Tools
 
Greetz
More information is needed on the partitioning because with Slackware on it's own partition, it should have no effect on Windows at all unless the Windows partition is now crowded. So first and easiest, please report how much free space in on Win 7 drive.

More in depth method would be to use a proper partitioning tool. It is absolutely safe as long as you don't Commit or Apply any changes. Personally, I would use a LiveCD like Puppy or Slax-Remix and run GParted. It will report sizes, locations, and even status including checkdsk (or e2fsck) info. If you are more comfortable with Windows based tools get Hirens Boot CD. It has Easus which is Win 7 friendly. There are some DOS based tools on there that handle both Windoze and Linux file systems. If you're serious about Linux though at least try Linux tools first.

yanom 04-07-2011 03:35 PM

This isnt my first foray with linux, ive used for years.

There are 100+gb free on each partition

Darth Vader 04-07-2011 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yanom (Post 4316555)
So i set up a dual boot with windows 7 and slackware, but now my Windows 7 is so slow that it wont even open things. Help!

I already noticed that, for very mysterious reasons, Windows7 do not like to be launched by LILO (or GRUB) and act just like you described.

My solution for a dual-boot Linux/Win7 was:

1. Installation of LILO in the ROOT/BOOT partition.
2. Win7's bootloader configuration to boot this partition, as option.

So, exactly the opposite of 'normal method': Win7's bootloader to be the master. :)

yanom 04-07-2011 03:57 PM

Ok. How do i get LILO off the MBR? And put the windows bootloader thingy in place?

Darth Vader 04-07-2011 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yanom (Post 4317401)
Ok. How do i get LILO off the MBR? And put the windows bootloader thingy in place?

If you still have the /etc/lilo.conf and other things unmodified, just run:

Code:

lilo -u [device-name]
The second method is to use the Windows7 recovery mode.

yanom 04-07-2011 04:17 PM

Ok, thanks. What do I put in [device-name] ?

Darth Vader 04-07-2011 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yanom (Post 4317414)
Ok, thanks. What do I put in [device-name] ?

Tell me which say the line of /etc/lilo.conf with:

boot = /dev/XXX

brianL 04-07-2011 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yanom (Post 4317414)
Ok, thanks. What do I put in [device-name] ?

In /dev/sda*
* = whatever number your Slackware partition is.

Darth Vader 04-07-2011 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4317419)
In /dev/sda*
* = whatever number your Slackware partition is.

NAH! We talk about the uninstalling from MBR. ;)

brianL 04-07-2011 04:25 PM

Don't know about 7, but with XP run fixmbr from the Recovery Console on the install CD.
There must be something similar for 7.


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