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Old 08-07-2011, 03:28 PM   #1
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Slackware 13.37 x64 & Windows 7 x64 Dual Boot Issues

Greetings All.

I tried installing Slackware 13.37 x64 and am getting errors. I suspect the relate to Windows 7 Pro x64 since I can due the dual boot bit with Vista Ultimate x64 without problems & Server 2008r2 x64 without errors. It is that or LILO problems.

I installed Slackware on a separate hard drive. Installs, creates LILO without issues and then on the first and all other boots all I get is L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99. Research says it's a LILO error. So....

I clean up the MBR for the Windows 7 Partition, shutdown, unplug the other drives, and reinstall Slackware. Works great. Boot to Prompt, Log in, Startx brings up KDE without any issues so I shut down, plug in the drives and on first boot I get Kernel Panics related to it not being able to find INIT(process 1. Unplugging the drives doesn't help either at this point.

Any Suggestions...


Old 08-07-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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When you install Slackware make sure you toggle the BOOT setting in cfdisk to target the Linux partition rather than the NTFS Windows partition.

Use the simple LILO setup and have it target the MBR to write to, and it will work. I currently use this setup without issues.
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Thanks Reaper.

I have done that already a couple of times & it still hasn't work.

Old 08-08-2011, 02:34 PM   #4
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The way I dual boot win7_64 pro & Slack64 is:
Install 32bit Grub
Then run:
I install Grub to separate boot partition but you can install to root if you wish.
Then select the MBR option.
edit menu.lst
If you run into trouble the Super Grub Disk can fix it for you.
Might be better if you get and burn Super Grub Disk 1st just in case.
It can also fix win MBR if you bork it.

Last edited by slackass; 08-08-2011 at 02:56 PM. Reason: more info
Old 08-08-2011, 02:39 PM   #5
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1. Boot with the SlackDVD

2. Mount your Slack partition
e.g. mount /dev/sda2 /mnt

2. chroot in your slack root partition
chroot /mnt

3. # liloconfig

4. # lilo -v


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