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Old 07-30-2004, 07:09 PM   #1
Ekim Gram
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: West Islip, New York
Distribution: Slackware 10.0, Windows XP Pro
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Problems with Windows XP Pro and Slackware 10

So, I decided to test out the new Slackware 10.0 I formatted my hard drive, installed Windows XP Pro first and left about 25 gigs of memory for the linux part. I installed Slackware 10.0 like normal, and made two bootdisks incase I lose one. LILO wouldn't install on a floppy so I just left it. I finished the installation, took the cd out and restarted the computer with the boot floppy but Windows booted but the floppy was in. I have my boot sequence as so:

1: Floppy
3: Hard disk

Is this happening because I didn't install LILO at all?
Old 07-30-2004, 07:19 PM   #2
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It should have booted to Slackware if the disk was a Slackware boot disk... Interesting... The boot sequence is right for what you want, but did it actually look at the floppy when it booted? Usually if a floppy isn't bootable and is in the drive, it will give an invalid system disk error... Maybe some BIOS settings have it so that it's similar to how non-bootable CDs are handled by most setups where it just kind of glazes over things if it doesn't like what's in there?... Stabbing in the dark on this one, since it sounds like you were doing things right...
Old 07-30-2004, 11:50 PM   #3
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Check your BIOS, I guess the Floppy is not installed or had been accidentally uninstalled !
Old 07-30-2004, 11:58 PM   #4
Ekim Gram
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I fixed the problem, I just installed LILO in the MBR.


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