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Old 11-29-2003, 01:36 PM   #1
Bhishma_
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Slackware, XP, and Lilo problems


Just recently installed Slackware (3 hours ago) juxtaposed with Windows. I have two harddrives, each storing their own OS. The master drive is Windows XP professional, and the slave drive is Slackware Linux. Everything installed fine and dandy. I installed Windows first, did some windows update, the like. Then i installed Slackware on the other harddrive. Everything went smoothly. I installed Lilo and all. But then, when restarting, there was no option for Windows in Lilo. So, at the moment, i have no means of getting to windows. How can i fix this with no data loss? Must i edit something in the lilo.conf? Or is it gone, and i have to reformat and all. Thanks for any help.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 01:51 PM   #2
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Your just need to edit your lilo.conf file search "lilo windows xp" that will tell you what you need to add, I use grub b/c it is alot simpiler.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 01:54 PM   #3
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Your just need to edit your lilo.conf file search "lilo windows xp" that will tell you what you need to add, I use grub b/c it is alot simpiler.
Thanks. How exactly can i change to GRUB, now that i already have Lilo installed?
 
Old 11-29-2003, 01:55 PM   #4
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1. Did you install Lilo to the MBR of the master drive (it sounds like you did)?
2. You need to add something like:
other=/dev/hda1
label=WindowsXP
table=/dev/hda
Check "man lilo.conf" and notes in lilo.conf itself.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 02:05 PM   #5
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Yeah, i got Lilo to work correctly, thanks. Just wondering how i can replace Lilo with Grub.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 05:52 PM   #6
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Yeah, i got Lilo to work correctly, thanks. Just wondering how i can replace Lilo with Grub.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
 
  


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