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create a lilo diskette so that it can boot to your slackware installation.
Then install XP.
After XP is done, boot your diskette.
Once logged into slackware from the diskette, re-run lilo overwrite the MBR
So, it's fine to write LILO to the MBR? The last few times I tried this, it comes up with 'Invalid partition table' and sits there....Or was that writing to the superblock...? It was one of them and it didn't work...Should I try writing to the MBR next time? What's the option for that? Just the superblock (I think that's what one of them is...)...?
Personally, if you going to dual boot it is easier with grub. Lilo can still do it, and its all about how you partition your hard drive. I've always written to the MBR with every distro I've played with. I love slack, so I've had to learn a little about lilo, but I've dual booted Slack/XP before so it is possible. The warning here is, DO NOT upgrade disks to dynamic inside of windows. You will totally screw up your machine.
hey I may sound stupid, but I'm new to useinginstalling linux and I want to install a dual boot of XP, and Slackware, how to do I do this without killing XP? like is there a resize or something? I tried Fedora but it won't install and nobody is replying to me....?
there is a tools called ntresize. Probably on sourceforge.net. That will resize the partitions. Slack will likely overwrite the masterboot record, so you'll have to manually edit lilo.conf to add the option to boot windows. Since I don't use lilo, I can' help there, but the resize utility will get you started.
I guess you cannot boot to the slackware cd, and re-run lilo.
i only ask because my floppy drive is not working.
obviously i hope not to re-install winxp, slackware is used by me, my girlfriend just uses xp.
Ethan, if you are still looking for help then you may be interested in searching your town for a Linux Users Group. People who come to ours can bring their PC and we install linux while they watch so they can get an understanding of what is happening. There is at least one guy in our User Group for the major distros and if someone asks about one of the smaller obscure distro, we can usually manage.
oh that's awesome, I'll look into that... maybe I could get them to get our LANparty back up like we ahd planned this year for our high school it was going to be huge, but eh it crapped out on networking.
I have a dual boot system (Win98/Slack 10.1). I reinstalled a Win98 -> WinXP, but I forgot creating boot floppy ("mkbootdisk") to my Linux system. The question is "How can I put lilo -> mbr ?"
/hda1 - WinXP
/hda5 - Slack 10.1
I try with Knoppix, rewrite "/mnt/hda5/etc/lilo.conf" to boot record, but i couldn't it make, because sends me back an error message. Have you guy's any idea, how can I make it done?
I try these commands in Knoppix root konsole: