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Old 10-19-2005, 02:41 PM   #1
Pzibi
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try to configure Lilo in Slackware


I installed slackware on my Toschiba Tecra 8000 Laptop

400 Mhz
200 MB-Ram
10 GB

u.s.w

I made a full installation of Slackware10.1 , but after succeding the installation
and restarting my Laptop, he shows the message that I should enter the
system disk......


I think Lilo didnt install correctly, bit I tried all three types from Lilo to Boot
Linux,

Ive no idea what to do...

Please help me!
 
Old 10-19-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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OK, no worries!

What kind of error messages have you been getting?
 
Old 10-20-2005, 05:25 AM   #3
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Charred, hello, could you help me? I`ve created raid(1), everything is working fine, but I need too put some corrections to lilo.conf. But I can`t find it :-/ Can you explain to me how I can edit it, if I in installation process don`t install "lilo". I`ve read some helps from other people, but don`t understand how... it was writen like: boot from 1CD, when boot: shows, must write next - root=/dev/md.. but /etc/lilo.conf can`t be found..
 
Old 10-20-2005, 11:37 AM   #4
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There are only 2 reasons /etc/lilo.conf won't exist: you're using GRUB, or Lilo hasn't been configured. Try running liloconfig.

For more information, see:
Slackware Linux Unleashed
Slackware Linux Basics
and, my favorite, Slackware Linux Essentials

Let me know how it goes!

How are things in Latvia? My younger brother lived in and around Riga for a couple of years, he really liked it.

Edit:
Are you able to boot your root partition from CD (does your computer boot when you follow the "root=dev/hda..." instructions)?

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Old 10-21-2005, 09:21 AM   #5
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Dear Charred,
I get no kind of error messages. The only thing is when I reboot theres the message that i should insert the system disk.... no more...

And I also cant finde lilo.config. I cannt install Lilo allone without installing slackware again. So installing slackware takes too much time to do it everytime.

Should i try to instal Grub or should i Install an other Version???
 
Old 10-21-2005, 02:15 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Pzibi
Dear Charred,
I get no kind of error messages. The only thing is when I reboot there�s the message that i should insert the system disk.... no more...

And I also can�t finde lilo.config. I cann�t install Lilo allone without installing slackware again. So installing slackware takes too much time to do it everytime.

Should i try to instal Grub or should i Install an other Version???
Pzibi,

We should be able to fix this without reinstalling the WHOLE thing, don't panic.

First off, I've never heard of Linux calling for a "system disk" (IIRC, that's a Windows convention); it looks to me like the Windows Bootloader is still residing in your MBR, which is where we want LILO to go. Also, Lilo's configuration file is "/etc/lilo.conf", not "/etc/lilo.config". The confusion is understandable, especially as the binary used to configure Lilo is "/sbin/liloconfig".

Let's start with the most direct method:
Boot your root partition from CD.
Run
Code:
/sbin/liloconfig
select "simple", your desired framebuffer mode, add any desired kernel parameters, and select "MBR" as the destination.

If you don't know how to boot your root partition from CD, let me know.
If any error messages are returned, post them here.
If it works, let us know.
..
Additionally, follow the links from my last post, they lead to some EXCELLENT documentation.
 
Old 10-22-2005, 04:20 AM   #7
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Thanks Charred for your answer

I tried your method but lilo wasnt found.
I tried it with Slax and it runs.....

I dont know why, because its said that we had to configure Lilo bootloader alone.
ive done nothing else than booting from Cd and installing it.

But thanks for the good Links to the Linux books.

They help me a lot in understanding Linux.
 
  


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