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Old 07-29-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2008
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2
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Question windows 7 and slackware 13.37 dual boot

My laptop passed away two days ago, so I went I got me a hp pre-installed with windows 7. After shrinking the windows partition I ended up with this:
/dev/sda1 fat32 boot
/dev/sda2 msftres
/dev/sda 3 ntfs OS
dev/sda4 ntfs HP_Recovery

I tried to install Slackware 13.37 64 bits, I think that everything went ok but I was not able to boot into Slackware. It goes straight to windows. I think that the problem is related with the GTP partition. Right?? I think that the partition is GPT and I can't install LiLo in the boot partition... is that right?
As you can see I lost here. How should I procede here? What tools should I use to partition my drive and how install the boot loader and where?
I already read I couples post here, but to be honest I don't not which one apply to me.
Old 07-30-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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I don't know if I can help, but I suppose we need some more info.
You have a live Linux and are able to run a Terminal / Konsole?
The output of
fdisk -l
l like list
and / or
parted -l print
could be helpful.
I don't know much about slackware (test some years ago) and LILO.
But normally - if you install Grub - you install the boot loader into the MBR (e.g. /dev/sda),
not in a partition, e.g. /dev/sda1 or sda2 or... (except you have a multiboot with several Linux distributions).

I installed many multiboot, always after having created partitions with GParted; I use PartedMagic live,
which is more than an OS, you have access to all files, to internet, Gparted and many useful tools.

Last edited by alfredo10; 07-30-2012 at 11:36 AM. Reason: addition
Old 07-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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Sorry about the last post.... I was tired. The problem is that the pc is UEFI instead of Bios therefore I will not be ale to install lilo, grub or any other bootable. However, I found a solution. I deleted all windows partition, including recovery, I did install Slackware as only system and I am booting with the DVD. I barely reboot the computer. Thanks anyway.


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