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Old 05-27-2005, 08:34 AM   #1
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Vestfold, Norway
Distribution: Slackware
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Thumbs up slack 10.0 on a laptop

I just made the transition. (Well, not 100% though.)
I've reinstalled WinXP on my computer, and decided to also install Slack 10.0 in a dual-boot solution. (Using ntldr)

Here's how I started:

Partitioned 10GB as NTFS (using XP setup software), left 47GB unpartitioned.
Installed XP completely, and did some config'ing.
Booted the laptop with Slack10.0 CD1 and entered cfdisk...
This showed:
/dev/hda1 NTFS etc..
Free Space 47GB
I made a new Linux partition, 5GB
NOTE-> This now got: /dev/hda3 (I didn't think more of it...)

Installed slack and it looked OK.
Did a: dd if=/dev/hda3 bs=512 count=1 of=/linux.bin

Now I booted into windows, to create a FAT32 partition to move files from windows to linux, and back...
Also created a NTFS disk of the remaining 40GB, and formatted these.
Rebooted the computer using slack cd1, giving the option at boot:
bare.i root=/dev/hda3 noinitrd ro

Now, it wouldn't work......
I booted into setup mode, and entered cfdisk to see what it said:
My linux partition now said: /dev/hda2
So... I booted using: bare.i root=/dev/hda2 noinitrd ro

I'have now reinstalled Slack10.0 and everything now is saying /dev/hda2
As I'm writing this I've logged into windows, and replaced the old linux.bin file with the new one.
Logging into my slack install now....... success

Anyone ever encountered something similar before???

Old 07-25-2005, 08:20 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2005
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
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I'm not sure what you were trying to do, but I just use lilo for dual booting. You install windows, then install slack after that from the free space and install lilo to mbr


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