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Old 01-22-2004, 06:44 AM   #1
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Complete and utter n00b here....can't get GUI.


I must warn everyone - I'm a total newbie, I've been using DOS/Windows since 1993 but I've never experimented with Linux - this is all new to me.

I've installed Slackware 9.1, installation went fine except that when Lilo boots there is no option to load windows, I know i can get windows back by using Format /MBR, but I'd prefer Lilo to offer Linux AND Windows at boot. - can anyone help?

Another thing, I'm sure this will be the n00best question you've ever heard.....how do I get the GUI to appear??, when the system boots I'm presented with a DOS type Terminal window, what is the command to boot the GUI?

Sorry for the dumb questions :-(
 
Old 01-22-2004, 06:56 AM   #2
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1) read the lilo man page and add an entry to /etc/lilo.conf to relate to windows

2) startx
 
Old 01-22-2004, 07:04 AM   #3
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Thanks Acid..

When u say read the Lilo Main page.....do you mean the Lilo boot screen?

I'm completely new to this, lol, sorry
 
Old 01-22-2004, 07:29 AM   #4
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witchy2k1, when you load up Linux (after you log in, after lilo), type in "man lilo" at the shell. This will give you the manual for using lilo, and will probably tell you how you can get Windows to dual-boot with your box.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 08:01 AM   #5
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About the GUI.
I assume you would like it to boot into a GUI instead of the command line?
/etc/inittab -- inittab 4 instead of 2 (I think it's set at 2?)
 
Old 01-22-2004, 08:49 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chu
About the GUI.
I assume you would like it to boot into a GUI instead of the command line?
/etc/inittab -- inittab 4 instead of 2 (I think it's set at 2?)

The initdefault in the inittab file is probably at 3 and needs to be at 5. Or at least I am pretty sure....
 
Old 01-22-2004, 09:21 AM   #7
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In Slackware it's a little different from RH. Runlevel 4 is what Slack uses for session managers for X (GUI).

Runlevel 3 is the default, but 2 and 5 are configured to work the same way as 3.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 09:59 AM   #8
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For LILO you'd add something like this to the end of your /etc/lilo.conf file (you'll need to be root to edit it).

other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows
table = /dev/hda

Once you've added that to lilo.conf and saved it, you'll need to do a /sbin/lilo at the command prompt

This assumes your Windows partition is located on your first hard drive (hda) and is the first partition on that drive (hda1). This is usually the case.
 
  


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