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Old 08-01-2016, 04:00 PM   #1
hudsontom220
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Question need assistance with a X540SA Laptop


It is a new day and I am attempting a new install on my laptop
I have a laptop that has a UEFI System on it now I attempted to go into the Bio's and setup 3 diff boot options
1) Boot from DVD (Slackware-14.2)
2)Boot from USB (The Win 10 pro install)
3) The UEFI (the System files)
It does not boot the same as my Desktop as it boots GRUB then ito the kernel...
Now I can setup the DVD no problem and can Install Linux
Now When I cf-disk I first setup the UEFI part.
then the Windows file system
then the Swap
then the Slack file system
All is well and fine and I am free to install Windows first BUT the Bio's can't find the USB to install Windows so I reboot and hit the <ESC> key which brings up a BOOT order and I can then install Windows BUT Windows does not see the Swap or the Linux Files it shows them as un-alocated files and I then go to the Windows Partition and set it up and format it then I continue on with the Win Install it adds UEFI Recover Master Boot and Win File systems and installs everything BUT after Reboot I attempt to install Slackware and it does not see the Windows system so it can't write it to the MBR in addition it reformats the UEFI and installs the BOOT on it and when I reboot I can not boot Windows only Slackware
How Do I get Slack to see the Win OS and write it to the boot UEFI so I can boot one or the other.
Any help would be appricated I have an ASUS X504SA laptop
 
Old 08-01-2016, 04:24 PM   #2
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How Do I get Slack to see the Win OS and write it to the boot UEFI so I can boot one or the other.
Your going to have to tell LILO about Windows. To do that you'll need to edit the /etc/lilo.conf file and make a menu entry.

I'll give you an example as I had to tell LILO about Salix that I installed.
Code:
other = /dev/sdb
label = /salix os
Than re-run LILO-

I don't know how to write Windows to the UEFI boot so you'll have to wait for a member that is good with UEFI. This thread might help if you want to add it to LILO by UUID-
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...le-4175583396/

In the past I found it much easier to install Windows first and than install Linux.

http://docs.slackware.com/slackbook:booting
 
Old 08-02-2016, 02:29 AM   #3
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Question so how do i find the /dev/? that windows is on

[QUOTE=Ztcoracat;5584288]Your going to have to tell LILO about Windows. To do that you'll need to edit the /etc/lilo.conf file and make a menu entry.

I'll give you an example as I had to tell LILO about Salix that I installed.
Code:
other = /dev/sdb
label = /salix os
Than re-run LILO-

I don't know how to write Windows to the UEFI boot so you'll have to wait for a member that is good with UEFI. This thread might help if you want to add it to LILO by UUID-
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...le-4175583396/

In the past I found it much easier to install Windows first and than install Linux.

http://docs.slackware.com/slackbook:booting[/QUOTEtthe

thank you BUT when I ran setup on my desktop it gave me the drive letter for win 10 and all the USB ports too but How do I inendify them as there are 6 diffrent Drives Partiions now on my Puter..and slack can't tell me any but the Linux and the swap part...and when booting the install for WIN it deletes the Swap and Linux parts.
 
Old 08-02-2016, 02:42 PM   #4
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You can identify the partitions 2 ways that I know of.

The first way is become root while you have Slackware up and running and run this command. It will show you all of the partitions on your pc.

Code:
fdisk -l   (that's the small letter L)
OR you can identify each partition/operating system by it's UUID. Look in:
/dev/disk/by-uuid
 
  


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