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Old 02-13-2004, 03:04 PM   #1
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dual booting seting up lilo

sorry for this stupid question, but ive been trying to get this right for a few hours now....

my master hard drive contains, slackware
and because of academic requirements i had to get windows (for cadkey)
so now i have installed winxp on another hard drive

i have now set that hard drive to slave

how must i set up lilo to dual boot between these OS?
(linux=master, xp=slave)
this is what i have done so far::

image /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda1
label = linux

other = /dev/hdb1
table = hdb
label = lamedows

i did /sbin/lilo
it added lamedows, but it does not want to boot....
please help
Old 02-13-2004, 06:57 PM   #2
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I don't know if this was a typing error, but the table entry for lamedows should be "table=/dev/hdb"
Old 02-13-2004, 07:20 PM   #3
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In addition to that, windows is greedy, and will not boot unless it's first in the game. To trick it, you have to use the following:
Add it just below your "label" entry above, the one for windoze.

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I don't know which windows you had to install. If it is windows 98, make sure that the partition it is on is active. Also, you may have to change which drive is the master. Windows 98 may also need to be installed to the first partition of the first drive in order to run. If you installed windows XP, then use the windows ntldr to root into linux. Just google for 'NT Lilo boot howto' for instructions.
Old 02-15-2004, 11:32 AM   #5
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i browsed around in the HOW-To files, and found that i had to add:


just after the label.....
now its working, should i be happy that windows is working on my pc now?
i dunno, but now i can run some programs i needed to run

btw, does neone know of a good CAD program for linux?

anyway thanks for all help
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