dual boot (xp/slackware)

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by dubstar, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. dubstar

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    i partioned off 10gigs for my slackware install, using Partion Magic 8.blah

    um, now what.. all i can seem to find when i goggle is people with problems that have it already installed, and ways to upgrade my already installed Slackware OS.

    maybe im reading over it, but dang, if i cant even figure out how to install it, maybe i shouldnt use it.

    (ps, yes, im a complete linux noobjob)
     
  2. Xie

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    did you try putting in the 1st cd and booting it? :)
     
  3. dubstar

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    yeah i did.. maybe i should reburn the first cd slower..

    should my linux partion be on my windows partion?? (same hard drive), or can i have it on 2 different hard drives?
     
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  5. dubstar

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    yes it does,.. i formatted my 10gig partion to FAT32 after reading that slackwear would work off of it, but i'll try unformatted. thanks.
     
  6. NetRyder

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    Slackware working off a FAT32 partition? Sounds like you're refering to ZipSlack then.

    ZipSlack is basically a stripped-down version of the regular Slackware distribution. Even though this can be quite convenient in certain situations, I would recommend using the regular Slackware distro (i.e. installing on a separate ext3/reiserfs partition) so that you can experience Linux the way it's meant to be.
     
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  8. dubstar

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    ahh crap. i didnt install Lilo, and i didnt make a bootdisk.. how to i boot into linux?


    edit: nevermind, i went into PartionMagic, right clicked on the linux partition, went to "advanced" and selected "Set Active".. fixed me right up!
     
  9. j79zlr

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    you can always boot with the install CD

    at the boot prompt

    boot: bare.i root=/dev/hda2 noinitrd ro

    assuming hda2 is your linux partition.
     
  10. dubstar

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    awwwwww crap

    ok im freaking out.. i decided i wanted to get slackware 9.2, but i couldnt get boot to windows, LILO didnt give me that option, even when i set it up to. so i thought i could uninstall that Linux partition using the Windows Boot Disk, and i did.. but when i used PartitionMagic and "set active" partition to boot from, it apperantly doesnt have a backup to switch it.. so here i am after installing windows xp home onto the partition i had linux, and im trying to figure out how to get my XP Pro back to booting.... PartitionMagic was installed on my XP Pro, and i dont have anyway of getting to it, that i know of.

    sum it up, how can i get into my Windows XP partition to get into the PartitionMagic and set my active boot partition to my "normal" Windows XP Pro
     
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  12. karl_axe

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    try FDISK. and set an active partition. :)