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Old 12-18-2005, 02:23 PM   #1
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I just finished installing Slackware 10.0. It is located on a HD that Windows XP Home SP2 also resides on. I set it to automatically configure LILO when prompted during the install. Now, whenever I boot, it automatically loads Windows without asking.

I was unable to create a Slackware boot disk becuase I don't have any floppy disks... from my Googling, that was the only fix I could find.

Please, are there any ways that you know of that will allow me to dual boot?

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Old 12-18-2005, 03:36 PM   #2
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Help! Things aren't looking good :S
 
Old 12-18-2005, 03:41 PM   #3
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put your slackware cd in and boot from that - type liloconfig and tell it you want to set it up (expert) you can add your slack drive and windows drives and tell it how long you want to wait till it boots
 
Old 12-18-2005, 03:43 PM   #4
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I just finished installing Slackware 10.0. It is located on a HD that Windows XP Home SP2 also resides on. I set it to automatically configure LILO when prompted during the install. Now, whenever I boot, it automatically loads Windows without asking.

I was unable to create a Slackware boot disk becuase I don't have any floppy disks... from my Googling, that was the only fix I could find.
I would take the CD 2 of Slackware and boot with the right kernel for your system and by typing "mount root=/dev/hda_xy ro noinitrd" where xy is the number of your root partition.

Then your installed Slackware will boot.

Now you can run "liloconfig" and configure your boot options in the right way (choose the "expert" option and you can follow the gui-based instructions).

After a reboot you should find things in the right way ...

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Old 12-18-2005, 03:55 PM   #5
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:12 PM   #6
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One more question...
How do I get the number of my root partition?
 
Old 12-18-2005, 04:50 PM   #7
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if you put in on a single drive it will prob be /dev/hdax (x being the number of the partition)

eg bare.i root=/dev/hda1 noinitrd ro - if its on the first partition of the drive hda2 for 2nd and so on
 
Old 12-18-2005, 04:55 PM   #8
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if you put in on a single drive it will prob be /dev/hdax (x being the number of the partition)

eg bare.i root=/dev/hda1 noinitrd ro - if its on the first partition of the drive hda2 for 2nd and so on
This may make it easier:

My C drive has the following partitions (in order)

Windows XP
Linux Swap
Linux EX2 <(I think EX is right :S)
Linux EX2 < Both of these are for Slackware

So what # would it be?

PS - Both Linux partitions are set to use / as their root... do you understand what I mean, or do I need to try to rephrase?
 
Old 12-18-2005, 05:36 PM   #9
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From what I've found on Google, it would be hda3, so the query would be bare.i root=/dev/hda3 noinitrd ro when booting... or selecting the boot loader, that is.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 06:50 PM   #10
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Can anyone confirm this?
 
Old 12-19-2005, 09:52 AM   #11
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yip bare.i root=/dev/hda3 noinitrd ro should be right from what you have posted
 
Old 12-19-2005, 11:15 AM   #12
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As root, fdisk -l will display your partition information.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 04:54 AM   #13
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I guess that you should reinstall (simple but time craving )
Then when lilo asks you for your dualboot be shure to
install lilo to your MBR, nowhere else.
Then it will work .
 
  


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