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Old 02-10-2005, 01:21 AM   #1
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01 01 01 01 01 01 -_-


I am very new to not just linux but especially to slackware. I finally made it through the install and when I go to reboot for the first time the screen just prints "01 01 01" over and over, and nothing else happens. I am completly stumped about the whole process. I tried to run setup again and reconfigure slackware, but to no avail. Any help is greatly appreciated I am dieing to dive into slackware!

-Steve
 
Old 02-10-2005, 01:30 AM   #2
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Did you use lilo as your boot manager? I'm not sure but I remember ages ago I had lilo as my boot manager and I screwed up my partitions majorly and that's what I got when I turned on my machine. I fixed it with fdisk /mbr because back then I still ran Windows which saved my ass.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 01:41 AM   #3
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I honestly couldnt tell you for sure. I just closed my eyes and gunned it through the setup, selecting only the defaults.

What should I double check with my partitions with fdisk to make sure thatsd not the problem?

-Steve
 
Old 02-10-2005, 01:52 AM   #4
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...442#post263442

Did you have another linux installed previously?



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Old 02-10-2005, 01:55 AM   #5
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Thanks Tink,

But what now? I don't understand how to resolve the problem. Thanks for the help thus far and I hope you bare with me! ^_^

-Steve
 
Old 02-10-2005, 02:04 AM   #6
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What was the sitation on the box before the install
of Slack? Previous lilo-installs from a different distro?

If I remember right (I've never used the default) Slack
installs to the installations root partition ... thus the
message you see can't be from Slack's lilo if you
followed all defaults ... to resolve the issue boot with
the 2nd slack CD (select the partition where you
installed to) and edit your /etc/lilo.conf

Where is says something like
boot = /dev/hdx1
change it to your first hdd without a number,
e.g.
boot = /dev/hda



Cheers,
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:10 AM   #7
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I booted from the 2nd CD and the prompt reads root@rescuedisc: but I cannot figure out how to edit that file, sorry I am trying to dump my microsoft ways, lol.

-Steve
 
Old 02-10-2005, 03:20 AM   #8
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I tried using mcedit to open lilo.conf, but when I say to open that file it shows nothing.

Before I installed slack I had tried many different OSs, debian, red hat, etc...

-Steve
 
Old 02-10-2005, 07:47 AM   #9
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Boot the 2nd CD again, and at the console you have the recovery version of Linux up so you need to access the Linux installed on your hard drive. You should know the partition you installed Slackware onto (such as root is in /dev/hda2) and you can mount that partition into the rescue CD's tree:
mkdir /mnt/hd
mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/hd

Then you can edit the lilo.conf from there (vi /mnt/hd/etc/lilo.conf) and change the line to boot = /dev/hda. After editing the file, you can optionally wipe the current MBR with:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1

But make sure you type that in correctly, especially with the count=1 or it starts to wipe your whole hard drive! Whether you chose to wipe the current MBR or not, getting lilo on the MBR should be as easy as typing:
lilo -C /mnt/hd/etc/lilo.conf
or if for some reason lilo isn't on the rescue CD:
/mnt/hd/sbin/lilo -C /mnt/hd/etc/lilo.conf
 
  


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