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Old 10-19-2005, 04:37 AM   #1
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dual boot

(i aint got enough posts for pics lol)

i have 2 satas and 2 ides and the only way i could install windows on
C: was to unplug everything / disable all other drives excpet the sata.
as i dont want windows on E!

(first of all the satas are 10,000 hence why i wanted one to be the windows drive for faster performance and the other drive f: for games..

anyway to the linux setup

now i want linux on the same hard drive as windows
because of the speed.. so i moved windows to the end of free space and at the begining i have space ready for linux.

so everytime i install slackware i have to install it to
/dev/hde3... then when i reboot i get invalid patition table or incorect operating system

but if i unplug everything and install it to /dev/hda
linux and windows both load... the problem is when i plug everything back in
linux wont load...(i think because it then becomes /hde/

so im either running linux and windows without my other drives
or just windows without linux........ which sux.. and im a gamer
who is very eager to learn linux.. and english

can anyone give me any advice to get this workin?

(P.s putting my wd raptor on priority boot in bios still dosnt make it default, i think linux detects it as channel 2 instead of 0 and gives it /dev/hd3..

i am slowly loosin my mind.

bring back the amiga!
Old 10-19-2005, 10:35 PM   #2
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"so everytime i install slackware i have to install it to
/dev/hde3... then when i reboot i get invalid patition table or incorect operating system"

This (see above quoted sentence), I think, is the heart of the problem.
an invalid partition table error is telling you something-namely the installer doesn't read/accept the partition.
What kernel and version of slack are you trying to install? Because of the sata drives I would recommend using 10.2 AND the test26.s kernel. If you haven't done that already at the cd boot prompt type "test26.s" <Enter>
If you have been doing that then perhaps you want to bring up a terminal (alt+ctrl+F2) at the end of the install and check the log files.


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