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Old 07-03-2004, 04:46 PM   #1
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Smile Slackware and XP dual booting

Hi this is my first time for installing linux by myself, i manage to get past the partition and instalation process, but now i got 2 problem on my hand

1. i set up liloconfig and set for Linux and winXP and a 30s timeout, but everytime i rebooted my system it goes straight to window. it doesnt show any option to choose any OS.(i do type lilo after im configuring this)

2.I can use the linux boot disk to start up the root prompt and uses startx to go to x windows, it goes in and puff i got a bleeping monitor screen and blank, i figured there is something wrong with the resolution.

anyone can help me how to fix this 2 thing?

thank you so much

(I uses Slackware 9.1 and windows XP pro)
Old 07-03-2004, 05:28 PM   #2
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To get lilo to offer you the choice of operating systems when you boot you need to install lilo on the master boot record, MBR. It's bee a while since I've used lilo so I don't know the commands but it may be just as simple as running lilo when you've logged in as root.
To configure X, log in as root and run xf86config . Answer the questions it asks. It helps if you know the vertical and horizontal refresh rates for your monitor. If you don't, ask Google for pages that contain the name of your monitor (it should be on the back of it) and the words vertical and horizontal
Old 07-05-2004, 01:08 PM   #3
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Well, i manage to play around with the x86config for awhile till i get tired, i dont really like the idea of trying to install it to the MBR as it does include certain risk.
at any rate i decide to remove slackware and uses mandrake instead, it get me thru instalation and provide me with a simple dual booting option,until i manage to get into xwindow and my monitor start emmiting somekind of frequency sound. well guess i found out when i tought that it was my resolution with my slackware it was indeed my monitor that need tuning, or get a new one (shrug*)
Thanks for the reply and answer, guess ill manage with noise rather than not getting linux runix on my system
Old 07-05-2004, 01:23 PM   #4
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Don't be afraid about installing LILO to MBR, if anything goes wrong you could always fdisk /mbr


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