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Until recently I had FreeBSD and Slackware Linux installed on one drive and used FBSD's boot manager. I have since removed FBSD and installed it on a second drive. How do I remove the FBSD boot manager on my Slackware drive? Can this be done from Slackware or do I have to boot FBSD?
FreeBSD's boot manager starts first and then passes off to LILO if Linux is chosen. I'm not sure where FBSDBM is installed; no odd partitions show up in cfdisk under Slackware. I'll probably have to boot from the FBSD install disk and use fdisk to remove the boot manager.
No, LILO works normally. LILO isn't installed in the mbr in this case.
One of your bootloaders, in this case the FreeBSD bootloader seems to be installed on the MBR. To remove it, install another bootloader such as Lilo onto the MBR. Using a dos disk to do "fdisk /mbr" can leave you with a system that you can't boot into without doing some tinkering. Use it only if you are trying to get rid of Linux/Unix bootloaders so that you can boot into Windows. Thats what other people have been trying to tell you.