Slackware :: Take Current Windows7 (x64) Setup And Make It Into A Dual-boot Setup With Slackware 13.0?

Jan 24, 2010

I'm trying to take my current windows7 (x64) setup and make it into a dual-boot setup with slackware 13.0 (x32) and am hitting a brickwall. I guess I would like to know if I can salvage the situation without formating my windows drive. I fully intend to, but I had hoped to not do it this month. I'd like to get dual boot going so I can master it and acquire all the files/drivers I'll want and then format and do it 100% right next time.

Currently I have windows setup on a 3x 500gb Raid0 onboard array which itself has been flawless. After I shrunk my current partition size to give me about 25gb of free space I proceeded to setup Linux, and I was unable to perform the cfdisk portion for partitioning the array for Linux.

I tried using cfdisk:
/dev/hdx (a1-a3,b1-b3)
/dev/sdx (a1-a3,b1-b3)

I even attempted to locate with: cat proc/partition and tried using cfdisk on every device it located. It always said it was either an unknown partition table and should I start at zero, or bad partition. I was of course too concerned over my windows setup (which has almost 1tb of stuff I have not backed up) to go any further into the unknown.

PS: I have used Slackware before, back at 8.1, 10, and even a very brief interlude at 12.0, this is my first attempt on this computer however with 13.0, it is currently running fine on my laptop and my PS3 (Laptop is even dual booting 7/Slack13. Albeit without raid)

Phenom 9850
M2N-SLI Deluxe (Nvidia AM2)
4x1gb of 1066 kingston hyperX
3x500gb WD Caviar Black Sata2 3.0

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Fedora Installation :: Windows7 On Sda And 13 On Sdb - Setup To Dual Boot?

Dec 6, 2010

Windows 7 is first boot disk. Installed Fedora 13 on second disk from DVD. During installation it did not ask if I wanted dual boot. Fedora installed fine on second disk. Rebooted and only Windows will lood. How to setup to dual boot? Can I modify Windows Boot file? or do I have to install Grub on to sda. How do I do that?

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Jun 12, 2010

I've got 13.1 x86_64 installed on /dev/sda2, and I would like to have 13.1 x86 installed on /dev/sdb2. How do I setup lilo.conf to handle this? While installing 13.1 x86 on /dev/sdb2 I skipped the LILO step, so what I currently have is a full 32 bit Slackware 13.1 install on /dev/sdb2, but no way to boot it.

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Jun 15, 2011

I created a dual monitor setup in Slack 13.37 using the KDE systemsettings -> Monitor Setup function. (Sadly I had to rebuild ~/.kde in the process, but that's a different story.)

I verify that ~/.kde/share/config/krandrrc contains the new monitor setup (both screens active). I have saved a startup session with krandrtray running. However, when I logon, the system always starts with both screens in clone mode. I always have to go into systemsettings or krandrtay and redo the dual monitor configuration.

Is there a better way? Do I have to create a suitable xorg.conf (which I will try when I get home) or is there another way to boot into the dual config automatically?

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Mar 14, 2011

I'm wondering if anyone else has this issue before I send a note off to Slackware on this.

The --current hplip package can't seem to actually complete the installation of a networked hp printer that has the printer physically plugged into the network.

The hplip app initially does detect the device, then I click next, then it says installation failed as it can't connect to the device.

Perhaps I'm doing something wrong.

I am however able to build, and run an older hplip that --current used a while back and it works splendid for adding a printer over the network.

I'm using version hplip-3.9.4b-i486-1 but I know that's not a big help to the project.

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Jan 5, 2010

I updated my kernel in slackware current but can't install lilo, when i was with my old kernel it gave an error about not finding the sda drives (they were named hda before the upgrade).I booted into the slackware 13.0 dvd and modified fstab and lilo.conf replacing hda with sda but lilo still gives an error of not finding sda drives.How can i install lilo so i can boot into my sistem??

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Slackware :: Terminator Helps Setup Slackware

May 28, 2010

No, not Arnold S.I'm talking about the one from It's not just another terminal emulator. It's got a cool feature of broadcasting the input to all (or selected windows). If it's a well known and used feature, than I'm sorry. I read about it a couple of days ago and soon it proved a big time-saver.

As all my systems are almost identical (selection of software, /home/ directory structure, program configuration, etc) I used terminator to set up my new shiny Slackware64 13.1 systems.The 'broadcast' function of terminator mirrors your input to other terminator windows (ssh sessions to other machines). That way I didn't have to configure it three times on three computers. I know that one can write a script to automate most of things, but sometimes there are interactive steps which would not work in a script.
It was especially useful in:

1. using sbopkg (3 simultaneous instances doing exactly the same thing on different systems )
2. general configuration
3. setting up bookmarks in emacs
4. Creating some scripts that aren't there by default (eg. /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown)

I can imagine how useful it can be for administering a number of machines.

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Nov 30, 2009

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May 4, 2010

I only see two options in KDE. System settings which shows nothing relating to printing and Office Org printer administration.In the latter Office org printer admin shows "generic printer"..My printer is HP 5P. and I choose the option 5P/MP.Then next step asks me to: enter a command line for the appropriate device. I don't know what the appropriate command is. Can anyone help I leave it empty and click next. It shows the 5P/MP is now listed along with generic. I make it default and send a print command resulting in "error while printing".

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Jul 18, 2011

I'm trying to install Puppy 525 on my Slackware 13.37 PC as a dual-boot using LILO. Puppy is living, all on it's own, in sda6, a 6 GiB partition. It got there by using the Puppy Universal Installer and selecting a 'Full' install, not a 'Frugal' install. I cannot find 'LILO' type instructions, only 'GRUB' type instructions.

Has anyone succeeded in doing a hard drive install of Puppy with the LILO boot loader?

Edit: I'll probably regret it, but I used Puppy's GRUB installer.

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Oct 27, 2010

I installed Slackware 13.1 and Windows server 2008, I also installed LILO in MBR, I Found I can boot into slackware, but can't boot into Server 2008. then I use command bootsect/fixmbr. now I can boot into server 2008, but the problem is I can't boot into slackware. I try to install lilo to supper sector. it's not works. I only can boot my slackware by a USB stick.who can help me to solve this problem? I really need these two systems.

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Mar 12, 2011

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May 29, 2010

I just did a fresh install of slack 13.1 on a separate drive to the one I was previously using. I've been having trouble getting lilo to work, so that I can choose between either drive. Lilo is currently installed to /dev/sda, with the old system on /dev/sda1 and the new installation on /dev/sdb1. I keep getting errors like these:

Code: Fatal: Trying to map files from unnamed device 0x0011 (NFS/RAID mirror down ?)
I managed to install lilo from the old system by copying the kernel image from the new system into the /boot/ directory and running lilo. I am now on the new system and trying the same thing in reverse but it isn't working. I have searched around a bit and there's a lot of talk of chroot-ing into the other partition to run lilo. I don't understand why the process isn't working both ways though. I can't run lilo on my new installation even with the two kernel images in the local /boot/ folder. Is this something to do with btrfs or am I missing something to do with lilo? This is my lilo.conf file. I am trying to run lilo using this file from my new installation on /dev/sdb1 and getting the error given above.


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Sep 19, 2010

My new job requires I use Windows and as such I put a second HDD in my laptop for the purposes of Window/Work The issue is that Windows will not install on this second disc (Windows cannot create partition or install to disc). I got around this by installing Windows to the first disc, then the second then putting Slackware back on the first but then I suffer the "Bootmgr cannot be found, press ctrl + alt + delete to restart".

I am using Lilo and I have never really had an issue dual booting them on the same disc (Admittedly over a year ago) but it is of the utmost important I have them on separate Discs. Has anyone encountered this and/or know a way around?

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Apr 17, 2011

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Jan 21, 2010

So I got slackware 13 from the website and created 4 partitions (primary) and left some (100GB) space as I planned to install windows 7 in that. After installing slack, when I booted from windows DVD (rtm) in partition section it said I already have 4 primary partition so windows cannot used the rest of space despite the fact that it was free (windows even grayed all options like new partition and format etc. for that space). So I thought I'd create 2-3 primary partition for linux (slackware) so that windows can use the free space and make it a primary partition.

So, Next I formatted with slack (3 partition, 2 Primary, 1 extended, total space for slack 50GB) and after its installation I worked my way with windows, but it just created one partition of 100Gb, won't let me create any saying all primary partitions are created. Anyway, I created that partition and installed windows 7. But it messed up my lilo (slack won't show in boot menu) neither can I create any new partition.

After all I reformatted again created 2 partitions for windows (that actually became 3 as windows 7 create 100Mb separate partition for system). Installed windows correctly. Then I booted with slack , which allowed only creating 1 partition as 3 were already there. So I created 1 extended partition, in which I created 4 partition 1 to mount for /boot (100M), 1 for /swap (3G), 1 for home (10G), 1 for / (35G) everything worked fine till I reached last point to install lilo. At that point it said cannot install Lilo (I tried all options simple, expert, install to MBR etc.) but it just won't install. Anyway, after that it said you can install it manually so I clicked OK. Then it said setup complete, remove disk and press alt+ctrl+del to reboot, which I did. But there is just windows 7, no slack ?

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Sep 16, 2010

I have tried to get my wireless network setup for 5 nights now, with the same results. Everything in my system automatically installs during the initial installation, except wireless, which I have run into in the past with older pc's. This install however (from 13.1 install dvd) seems to not cooperate properly with the rest of my computer. After installing wicd, I attempt to connect to the wireless network. Immediately after, wicd shows in the activity bar 'flushing dns' and syslog spews out two notifications at the lower right. That's it. From there it hangs and will not terminate cleanly. If I log out from there, I cannot get back into my x window system. Startx merely creates an Auth file and fails to load, saying that it's already active on 0. Then, if I run shutdown -r now, the system only goes as far as disconnecting remote drives and then hangs as well. I have to perform a hard boot at that point. The only thing that circumvents this, is to installpkg remove wicd. After wicd's removal, then I can shutdown -r now and reboot, reenter X and everything acts normal - until a wicd install. Any thoughts, suggestions, anything?

Please be aware, that I am not familiar with outputting data into a file like in the other posts I've seen here, so if you need the output, please include the commands necessary.

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Aug 22, 2010

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Jun 21, 2010

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Aug 31, 2010

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May 18, 2010

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I tried sending a sample mail this way:

And it looks like the message was sent, but when I then go check:

it says there is no mail.

Do I need to have sendmail running for just local mail calls?

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May 6, 2011

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Oct 8, 2010

I'm on a Dell Latitude E6500, and I'm switching from Windows 7 to Slackware 13.1; I've never used linux before. I'm trying to set up wireless internet, and it doesn't seem like there's any standard way of doing it for my system. When I run the "lspci -v" command, I find this:

Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb

When I run the "lsmod" command, This comes up:

Module Size Used by
b43 162121 0


And the wireless doesn't work.

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Sep 15, 2010

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May 4, 2011

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Mar 21, 2010

I have been following Alien Bob's README_CRYPT.TXT on the install disk and playing around with LUKS and LVM as highlighted in the section Combining LUKS and LVM. I got this working following the examples in the readme however I now wish to add another volume to the volume group. I have got this working and extended the group with an encrypted volume so it's now bigger. I want the two included physical volumes in the volume group (which are both encrypted) to be opened on bootup.

As it is now I am prompted for a password for the first physical volume (the passwords are set to be the same) and that opens and boots the volume. It has a problem with the second PV I have added and doesn't open this. There are errors on boot up about this and pvdisplay give this:

Couldn't find device with uuid 'JVirxL-lmqH-SUym-3lXG-MnXx-Qjk8-JZRha8'.
Couldn't find device with uuid 'JVirxL-lmqH-SUym-3lXG-MnXx-Qjk8-JZRha8'.
Couldn't find device with uuid 'JVirxL-lmqH-SUym-3lXG-MnXx-Qjk8-JZRha8'.
--- Physical volume ---
PV Name /dev/block/253:0


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Aug 3, 2010

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append = "vt.default_utf8=0"

What's the LILO setting if one chooses "yes" instead of "no"?

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Mar 17, 2010

I'm designing a multi-machined system that is supposed to resemble a failover redundant web&&databaseserver. I think I have the theory pretty well figured out (which means I'll run into a lot of unexpected problems )... but my concern is this:

I need some extra hardware, and I can buy three PII's for almost no money, or a couple of PIII's that cost apiece what the PII's cost in total. Is there a good reason to choose one over the other? One day in the distant future the setup will go live on x64 hardware. So I'm hoping to transport as much of the configuration of the test setup to the new setup. Would that be a concern somehow?

EDIT: Maybe I should explain, it does not really have to perform in any sense, but prove workload gets evenly distributed between two (or more) machines and that it can handle it if the plug gets pulled from a machine.

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May 31, 2010

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