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Old 08-31-2004, 06:20 AM   #1
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Dual-Boot Working-ish


I've had this problem before but not always.

I have Windows 2000 installed on my laptop and it's dual-booting with slack 10.0 right now. It's working-ish, except that it hangs when booting windows 2000 whenever linux was last used. So after having used linux Windows will not boot, but after I turn off the laptop and turn it back on again it will boot just fine.

I was hoping someone had this problem before and knows how to fix it. It's probably something with the way Linux shuts down, but that's just a guess.

Any help would be appreciated.
Old 09-10-2004, 10:47 PM   #2
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I had the same problem on an old Dell laptop. Never did find a workaround. It doens't seem to be dangerous. You might try using GRUB instead of LILO, donno--just a guess.

Old 09-10-2004, 11:00 PM   #3
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I agree with tmorton...I also had that problem a while back and when i upgraded to Grub everything seemed to work better
Old 09-11-2004, 04:06 AM   #4
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I don't have you hardware, and you didn't say where it hangs, so:

- try disabling "PnP OS" in bios.
- make sure COM ports are not AUTO, but have IRQ's etc hand assigned.
Old 09-11-2004, 11:37 AM   #5
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By the way, I've noticed that other distros do not cause this problem. Mandrake didn't have this problem (which also uses LILO). RH didn't have a problem, RH uses GRUB.



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