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Old 06-12-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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Question dualbooting with LILO errors

Hey, I'm fairly new to linux but I know some basics...
For the past week I have been attempting to have Slackware dualboot with Windows XP...
When I install it with LILO as the boot manager, the option to boot Windows only boots Dell Hardware Diagnostics. How can I reroute the Windows option to boot to XP as I want it to?
If there is a lot of configuring involved, please go into some details, as I am new to all this and am trying to learn as fast as I can!
Thanks in advance!!
Old 06-12-2005, 02:09 PM   #2
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Use an editor of your choice. Kate is good if you are accustomed to windows Start Kate or kedit (or gedit) and open the file /etc/lilo.conf

You might have to be root to do this (but probably not).

Copy paste the contents of your lilo.conf file here.

Also, open a console. Run fstab -l (-l is a lowercase L)

This you will have to do as root.

Copy paste the output of the fdisk -l command here also, so we can see what you have setup and what does lilo.conf point to.

Until then!
Old 06-12-2005, 02:49 PM   #3
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Ah finally! I got it to work! All I had to do was reinstall it to the same partition and do an expert config of LILO and manually add the correct partitions!

Thank you for your advice too!

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