Slackware and Windows xp

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Ok since I use my laptop much more than my other computers I decided to get Slackware 9.1 and load it up on my laptop. Dual booting with Windows xp. I'm having major headaches getting it to work. XP is on an ntfs partition, and I can't figure out how to get LILO to work.

So if anyone out there has ideas, suggestions, I'll be thankful.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

hi
try this site
http://www.slackware.com/
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Post 3+ Months Ago

where did you installed your lilo ???

installing in MBR helps to avoid the incompatility problem of the file system.

- Also download the ntfs support to your kernel it will help .....
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thanks for the tips... I tried installing LILO to the MBR, but recieved an error. I think I'll have to add ntfs to the kernal and see what I can do. It's just frustrating because this laptop doesn't have a floppy drive, so creating a floppy boot disk isn't an option. Can I make a boot CD?? I'm a newbie to the Linux world.....just trying to learn.
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Yes, as long as your bios will let you boot from a cd, which I am sure it does
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Post 3+ Months Ago

My school gave a Dell to work with a few months ago and I got the NT OS Loader to load Linux. If your having trouble with Lilo you could always try that.

This link seems to have some good stuff
http://www.plugnpray.co.uk/linux/lilo-nt/1.html

But from what I see, it seems a lot harder to get the NT Bootloader to load Linux, than simply using Lilo to boot windows. What error did you get when trying to install Lilo in the MBR?

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