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Old 07-23-2004, 05:34 PM   #1
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Boot problem with salckware please help me


ok so its like that
before somthing like a week i chose to install linux
i chose in slackware and its work and i figure out that is bad chose for newbie
so i format my hard disk and install fedora core 2 its work
but now after i learn a little about linux i want the slackware again
so i format my hardisk again
and whan i say that i format my hardisk i mean that whan i install from disc its automaticly format the disk before is install linux

so .. now i install the slackware the install progress go fine
now whan i reboot my computer i get some black screen and its write on the top of him

GRUB

i have no idea what i need to do i think maybe becase i dont got lilo before i installed the slackware so please you have to help me i really need my computer now ...
thanks a lot about your time ... hope that you can help me

roy ...
 
Old 07-23-2004, 05:41 PM   #2
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Some where during the Slackware installation you were asked to
install lilo. You should have done this. It is to be installed in the MBR.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 06:05 PM   #3
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Since you obviously have net access from anther box, I would start here .

(This isn't just an RTFM, honest! Knowing how to use the bootloader correctly is essential if your box ever goes belly up...)
 
Old 07-23-2004, 06:08 PM   #4
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thanks u two help me

now i install the slackware from the begining
whan i get to the boot part what should i tell him ?

thanks in advance

roy ...
 
Old 07-23-2004, 07:10 PM   #5
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Sorry I'm having trouble understanding you.

Have you just done a fresh install of Slack?
If this is so, when you boot, you should be presented with a
red lilo prompt. Just press enter.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 07:24 PM   #6
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come in ..

whan i open my computer it is need to be the red square and i need to chose linux but is not presented
i can see just black screen and in the top of him is write

GRUB

please if you know somthing and can help me i really thank you

and another question

i now want to do a frsh copy of slake about the partitoin that i need to do with cfdisk

how much partition to do and what partiotion linux swap or linux or ... and if i need to do so how much gb
and on what i need to write the partition table and on what no

and in the installation whan i come to the boot chose screen what to chose

and very thanks about yours time ...
roy
 
Old 07-23-2004, 07:54 PM   #7
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You didn't say how big your hard drive is.
Perhaps you would do best to boot off your Fedora disk
and let the install partition your disk for you. Then quit the install
and boot the Slack install disk.

When Slack install gives you the boot prompt, just hit enter.
It will boot and then ask for a login, type root
Then type setup and follow the instructions.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 08:02 PM   #8
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i didnt understand you ... soory

my problem is like that

in the past thair was installed on my hardisnk that is 40 gb fedora core 2

now i want the slackware so ive installed the slackware
in the satr of the installtion i fromat the hardisk and whan its finish the installition
i reboot my computer whan is up i see just balck screen
and in the top write

GRUB

thats it i donw know how to countinuw from here
im really need your help and i thanks you all ...
please help me

roy

Last edited by New In Linux 11; 07-23-2004 at 08:18 PM.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 09:37 PM   #9
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Well try this,

boot Slackware disk 1

When it says "boot" type:

bare.i root=/dev/hda1 noinitrd ro

If that boots the machine, try to log in as root with the password you gave
during the install process.
 
  


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