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Old 04-06-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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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!
 
Old 04-06-2011, 10:12 PM   #2
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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?
 
Old 04-07-2011, 06:52 AM   #3
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Well it was already partitioned for me... how do i rrun a check, and will it fix my problem?
 
Old 04-07-2011, 08:37 AM   #4
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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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Old 04-07-2011, 12:54 PM   #5
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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
 
Old 04-07-2011, 01:19 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 04-07-2011, 03:35 PM   #7
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This isnt my first foray with linux, ive used for years.

There are 100+gb free on each partition
 
Old 04-07-2011, 03:46 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 04-07-2011, 03:57 PM   #9
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Ok. How do i get LILO off the MBR? And put the windows bootloader thingy in place?
 
Old 04-07-2011, 04:02 PM   #10
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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:

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

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Old 04-07-2011, 04:17 PM   #11
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Ok, thanks. What do I put in [device-name] ?
 
Old 04-07-2011, 04:21 PM   #12
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Ok, thanks. What do I put in [device-name] ?
Tell me which say the line of /etc/lilo.conf with:

boot = /dev/XXX
 
Old 04-07-2011, 04:22 PM   #13
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Ok, thanks. What do I put in [device-name] ?
In /dev/sda*
* = whatever number your Slackware partition is.
 
Old 04-07-2011, 04:23 PM   #14
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In /dev/sda*
* = whatever number your Slackware partition is.
NAH! We talk about the uninstalling from MBR.
 
Old 04-07-2011, 04:25 PM   #15
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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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