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Old 01-24-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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[SOLVED] Installing slackware over ubuntu


I have a laptop with broken ubuntu and windows 7. I want to replace ubuntu 10.10 with slackware 13.1. If I was to just install it over the top would the slackware bootloader (lilo?) Replace the ubuntu one(grub?). Because that would make my life easier.

Last edited by Mupple; 01-24-2011 at 07:38 PM. Reason: Problem solved
 
Old 01-24-2011, 01:59 PM   #2
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yes, if you install lilo to the MBR

Kind regards

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Old 01-24-2011, 02:31 PM   #3
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by Mupple View Post
I have a laptop with broken ubuntu and windows 7. I want to replace ubuntu 10.10 with slackware 13.1. If I was to just install it over the top would the slackware bootloader (lilo?) Replace the ubuntu one(grub?). Because that would make my life easier.
If I understand you correctly you want to install Slackware over a present install. Bad idea! You should prepare each partition for the install. In the setup script you will be given the option to format the partition you have. I suggest that you format the ones to be used for the Slackware install. After the install, you will have the option to install 'Lilo', write it to the MBR if you want Lilo as the bootloader.
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excerpt from So you want to be a Slacker! What do I do next?
'New tutorials for installing and configuring Slack ' is a thread for a great tutorial: http://genek.net/LinuxAdventures/ins...allation1.html by 2handband. I recommend that all should look at this new tutorial for Slackware. Great for everyone!
Just a few links to aid you;

SlackwareŽ Essentials
SlackwareŽ Basics
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 01-24-2011, 07:37 PM   #4
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Just wanted to say a quick thank you! I didn't realise there was an option at the end to write lilo to the mbr
 
  


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