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Old 02-02-2004, 09:52 PM   #1
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Grub Command Line Help!


I just installed a fresh copy of Slackware on my laptop and am having problems booting up the system. I created a boot disk during the installation which starts the system fine, but without it it loads a grub command-line. I've never encountered this before, and was hoping someone could help me figure out how to get it to boot directly into Linux. The boot disk works correctly, so I imagine it is just a matter of configuring grub (which I'm not sure how to do). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 09:54 PM   #2
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I thought slackware comes with lilo and I'm pretty sure of it.... Anyway what does the "grub" command line says?
 
Old 02-02-2004, 11:06 PM   #3
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I thought so too. I've done this installation before and it's always been lilo. I want to fix the problem, because to reinstall means removing the hard drive (this is a VERY old laptop). I can get into the system with the boot disk, so I'm sure there's a way around this. The grub screen reads:

GRUB version 0.93 (639K lower / 48128K upper memory)

[Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first work, TAB
lists possible command completion. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of as device/filename.]

grub>
 
Old 02-02-2004, 11:10 PM   #4
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I have an idea, but I'm a bit nervous to try. Does anyone think this would work?

1) fdisk /mbr - clea boot record remove grub
2) boot using boot disk
3) configure and run lilo
4) reboot without disk
 
Old 02-02-2004, 11:16 PM   #5
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Or you can boot using the floppy and do a lilo -v. This will reinstall your lilo.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 11:31 PM   #6
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I just tried your method, but also had to run an fdisk /mbr to get it running. I'm not sure what did it, or where grub came from, but it seems to work now. Thanks for the tip!
 
  


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