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    Angry c:\boot.ini access denied!

    Well, I just got done reinstalling Win 2k Pro and Win XP Pro on my laptop. I installed win 2k on my 'd' partition and win xp on my 'e' partition. All my boot files are on my 'c' partition (ntdetect, boot.ini and ntldr). I guess I should mention c if a fat partition while my os'es are ntfs.

    I installed all my updates for win 2k rebooting several times.

    I then installed xp and installed my updates also rebooting several times.

    Then it says upon boot up "ntdetect failed".


    So I booted off of a floppy 'dr dos 7.02' and replaced ntdetect with a backup. Worked fine.

    Upon my next boot it gave an error: 'boot.ini failed'

    So I booted off my floppy again and tried to replaced boot.ini with a backup.

    I get an error: 'access denied' 0 files copied.


    anyone have an idea of why I am getting access denied messages? And how to fix it.
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    Boy oh boy do I feel like an IDIOT! I must have made a typo when trying to change the file attribs. Oh well all's well that ends well! Now to see if I can get Slack installed on my laptop!
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    Hey Bajanine, :]

    Have you ever tried Slackware before?

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    No I am currently attempting to install it on my laptop!
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    >For that reason someone invented C++.
    BLASPHEMY! Begone from my C board, you foul lover of objects, before the gods of C cast you into the void as punishment for your weakness! There is no penance for saying such things in my presence. You are henceforth excommunicated. Never return to this house, filthy heretic!



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    omg!!! Is this your first linux!?

    I remember my feelings when I installed my first linux, Debian. It was very scary but very awesome! I screwed up the installation many times, but my confidence did not drain. Be sure you have some kind of manual with you that guides you step-by-step.

    Also, I recommend a pocket book by O'Reilly called "Linux Pocket Guide, Essential Commands". I also recommend reading as many tutorials about linux as possible, then create flash cards when you find something you don't know. Then when you're driving or walking around with nothing to think of, pull out the flash cards and quiz yourself!

    I also recommend taking notes (write small/compact, its good to make it colorful too) on paper, then taping the paper to the wall right next to you when you're on the computer. When you're playing a computer game, always have a computer book next to you so that when the loading screen pops up you'll have something to think about.

    I'll give ya some examples straight from my strash...

    I constantly forget how to compile/install Linux on Debian, so I wrote this down, JUST for me, you have to think original in order to get the most rememberance:
    "Install Linux
    1) cd /usr/src/linux
    2) make-kpkg clean
    3) make-kpkg --append-to-version=.nickname kernel_image modules_image
    4) cd ..
    5) dpkg -i kernel_image.deb"

    Now I know you probably could just create a shell script (which just came into mind about 5 seconds ago lol), but this helps you implant the ideas into your brain.

    I did try creating a self Wiki website that was hosted from my computer, but it's so much more effective and powerful when you physically write the important stuff you want to remember on paper. I also use colors, and that helps to make it readable.

    Your the first person I told this to! Do you think I'm crazy? lol

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    No, I have many copies of linux around here mainly: Mandrake, FC2and3.

    I am having some difficulties though. I have a triple boot setup. In the past I prefered to use ntldr instead of lilo or grub. Probably because I am more fluent in Windows! I just copy the boot sector like so and paste it to my c drive:
    Code:
    dd if=/dev/hda6 of=/mnt/floppy/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1


    Then boot into windows and add this line to my boot.ini
    Code:
    c:\bootsect.lnx="Slackware"
    Now, when I reboot and select 'Slackware' It just hangs.



    What am I doing wrong?

    p.s.
    hda6 is my linux root partition and I should mention I can boot off of my boot floppy with no trouble.
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    >For that reason someone invented C++.
    BLASPHEMY! Begone from my C board, you foul lover of objects, before the gods of C cast you into the void as punishment for your weakness! There is no penance for saying such things in my presence. You are henceforth excommunicated. Never return to this house, filthy heretic!



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    Also, here is my /etc/lilo.conf

    boot="/dev/hda6"
    lba32
    timeout="10"
    root=/dev/hda6
    default=vmlinuz

    image="/boot/vmlinuz"
    label="vmlinuz"
    root="/dev/hda6"
    read-only

    image="/boot/vmlinuz-ide-2.4.31"
    label="2.4.31"
    root="/dev/hda6"
    read-only

    image=/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage
    label="Linux_Compiled"
    root=/dev/hda6
    read-only
    optional

    other=/dev/hda1
    label="NT"

    other=/dev/hda2
    label="NT"

    other=/dev/hda3
    label="NT"

    other=/dev/hda5
    label="NT"

    other=/dev/hda8
    label="NT"
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    >For that reason someone invented C++.
    BLASPHEMY! Begone from my C board, you foul lover of objects, before the gods of C cast you into the void as punishment for your weakness! There is no penance for saying such things in my presence. You are henceforth excommunicated. Never return to this house, filthy heretic!



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    Finally, success.

    Here is my lilo.conf:
    Code:
    # LILO configuration file
    # generated by 'liloconfig'
    #
    # Start LILO global section
    append="mount root=/dev/hda6 ro"
    boot = /dev/hda6
    #compact        # faster, but won't work on all systems.
    prompt
    timeout = 300
    # Normal VGA console
    vga = normal
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
    # vga=791
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
    # vga=790
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
    # vga=773
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
    # vga=788
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
    # vga=787
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
    # vga=771
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
    # vga=785
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
    # vga=784
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
    # vga=769
    # ramdisk = 0     # paranoia setting
    # End LILO global section
    # Linux bootable partition config begins
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
      root = /dev/hda6
      label = Slack
      read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
    # Linux bootable partition config ends
    Favorite Quote:

    >For that reason someone invented C++.
    BLASPHEMY! Begone from my C board, you foul lover of objects, before the gods of C cast you into the void as punishment for your weakness! There is no penance for saying such things in my presence. You are henceforth excommunicated. Never return to this house, filthy heretic!



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    Personally, I prefer grub. But then, on the Athlon64 I don't have a choice.
    Code:
    default 0
    timeout 15
    
    title=Gentoo Linux
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel (hd0,0)/kernel-2.6.11 root=/dev/hdb7 vga=795
    
    title=Windows XP
    map (hd0) (hd1)
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    rootnoverify (hd1,0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1
    The map instructions are particular to my setup (two HDDs, with the secondary master booting and containing Linux, while the primary contains Windows).
    All the buzzt!
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