Slackware96 (InfoMagic) booting problems
Posted on 1997-02-06
After I got Linux installed on my "D" drive (850megs Seagate partioned as a DOS backup site (410megs) and (440megs) as the Linux native and Swap (16megs) partions) and I tried to boot my machine LILO runs and loads Linux unless I use a DOS boot disk. When I do get to DOS (using the DOS boot disk) I can't get in to Windows. All of the DOS commands I use come back with error messages such as "Bad command or file name" and "Invaled dir" (Windows). Also, I could not get into my system (autoexec.bat or config.sys) files or any utilities.
As for Linux, I got things going pretty good, I guess. I think Linux found my modem and I was able to change the machine name, password protect the root dir, add a user account, and even play a couple of games of Tetris ;-)
I am using an AcerPower desk top computer (60mhz) with 16megs of RAM, the Seagate I mentioned above, a second hard drive 550megs ("C") by Maxtor, and an ATAPI CD-ROM (I had to set the CD to "Master" to get it to work with the InfoMagic CD.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Then I can get into more trouble setting up the X Window system and ask you more question.