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Old 04-03-2005, 06:57 PM   #1
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Lilo = gone, installation of a new one?


Hi

Iīve searched this forum for answer but didnīt find any so now iīm asking you guys.

I installed my slackware to my disk that also had windows on it. Now I reinstalled windows on the disk and my lilo is gone. Lilo was installed to the masterdisk and Im sure that I didnīt do anything wrong in the windows installation.

So my question is: How do I create a new lilo? Im using a laptop without a floppy drive and I cant get into linux just windows. Im considering on trying with knoppix if thats possible otherwise I hope someone can tell me how to do this from windows. Note that I cant reinstall just the lilo with my slackware dvd the only option is to reinstall the whole thing again =(

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 04-03-2005, 07:04 PM   #2
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Boot from your slack CD and proceed to the command prompt.
mount the existing slack partition and then 'chroot' to the mount point.
Make sure the /etc/lilo.conf is correct and rerun /sbin/lilo
 
Old 04-03-2005, 07:16 PM   #3
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Why not just use the CD to boot into the current system ???.
Being a new Slack user, this question piqued my interest, so just tried it. Works fine - currently posting from my system booted this way. Bypassed my boot-loader altogether.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 07:29 PM   #4
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Yea, do that instead, much easier then my fix. Just specify the root parrition at the lilo: prompt.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 02:33 AM   #5
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Thanks!

I'm at work now but iīll try as soon as I get home!

So when a boot from my slack dvd I could just login to my regular user account and then startx? If thats the case it is awesome but I still would like to know how to create a new lilo so I don't need the disc every time.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 03:59 AM   #6
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Boot (install) CD 1, and read the text on the screen - do as it says to boot your system.
It will be your disk-based build, merely bypassing the boot-loader.

Use the instruction above from crabboy to re-install lilo. Couldn't be easier.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 10:20 AM   #7
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Iīve mounted my slack partition (only have one) opend lilo.conf with vi but itīs empty? Thats wierd huh? Btw I dont know how to " 'chroot' to the mount point.
Make sure the /etc/lilo.conf is correct and rerun /sbin/lilo"

Sorry for all the questions but I guess far to new to linux to be able to do this without help.
 
Old 04-04-2005, 10:44 AM   #8
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Here are the steps that I originaly suggested:

- boot from CD. Use the CDs root filesystem.
- # mount /dev/hda1 /mnt ( this is specific to your machine, it's the linux paritiion)
- # choot /mnt
- # cd /etc
- verify that lilo.conf is correct.
- # /sbin/lilo


As sysg00 suggests:

- Boot from CD and specify current root partition at lilo prompt.
- lilo: root=/dev/hda1
- # /sbin/lilo


You can see that mounting your root makes it much easier.
 
  


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