okay...i'm stepping into the world of Linux and so far i think i've done well, but i've hit alittle snag and need some help.
I am dual booting Win2k and Mandrake 8.2. I have to harddrives, and 80 gig (the master) and the 20 gig (slave). Since i use windows all the time and i'm attempting to learn Linux i have Windows on the 80 gig and Linux on the 20 gig drive.
I have been able to install Linux and it works fine when i boot from a floppy, it'll load up nicely. If i try and play with the bootloader thing the system will hang. I'll try to explain.
I installed Lilo on HDb1 (if i remember right) and i changed the boot.ini from windows to point to that and all. But here is my problem. If i choose linux from the loader menu, and it's supposed to go to hdb1, the computer will just go to a blank screen and on the top left alittle bar will blink, and it'll just sit there.
If i change the loader to point to hdb5, the computer will start showing 01 01 01 01 01 01 for about 3 screens worth and then just stop with the little curser blinking at the bottom.
and that's where it ends...can't do anyhting more except restart my computer. But if i boot from a floppy, Linux will start right up. Can someone tell me what i'm doing wrong?
i tried following the steps at www.littlewhitedog.com and that's as far as i got with the dual boot. I'm alsu using GNOME, XFS file system for linux and FAT32 for windows...