I've been using Ubuntu for quite some time and recently decided to try Slackware 12 to experience KDE as I've just been using GNOME. I then installed Slackware on a different partition. During the install I selected the option to install LILO in the MBR and now Ubuntu which is on a separate partition can't be picked up - and it was using grub which now seems to have been overwritten by LILO or something.
/dev/sda1 = Ubuntu (bootable flag on)
/dev/sda3 = Slackware
This is what I get from "fdisk -l":
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 183 6614 51665040 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 9356 9729 3004155 5 Extended
/dev/sda3 6615 9355 22017082+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 9356 9729 3004123+ 82 Linux swap
Partition table entries are not in disk order
And this is in my lilo.conf file:
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda3
label = Slackware
other = /dev/sda1
label = Ubuntu
table = /dev/sda
When I try and boot ubuntu at startup then it freezes during boot time with error message: "request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-i464c"
I've been fiddling around with Slackware for the last two weeks or so and feel VERY comfortable. I even considered wiping my Ubuntu partition but then the effor of backing everything up, well .. I don't feel like all of that now.
Any help is much appreciated