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Old 12-01-2004, 09:52 AM   #1
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edit lilo file in slackware


I have installed slackware and it works fine, but it seems that the swap is not loading at startup I donít know why; I know that I have to configure the lilo file I am not sure how to do that with slackware, anyone can guide me?

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Old 12-01-2004, 10:13 AM   #2
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I have run the command

/sbin/lilo

and this what I get:

warning: /dev/hdb2 is not on the first disk.
warning: pratition 2 on /dev/hdb is not marked active.
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Old 12-01-2004, 11:30 AM   #3
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lilo has nothing to do with swap-space.
check your /etc/fstab file for a swap part. entry.
( btw do you have a swap partition on hd. enabled and formatted ? )

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Old 12-01-2004, 02:58 PM   #4
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Thanks egag.

I had to format it since I screwed up the swap thing.
I only have slackware now (used to have xp as well) but again I can only access slackware with having the bootable disk.

Donít know where did I wrong although I have followed the instructions well in here.

http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/...?postid=311808
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:23 PM   #5
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Is hda2 your swap partition.If it is you may not have changed the filesystem to swap when you were using fdisk try fdisk -l If you need to change it change it with fdisk,chang it to 82 then exit fdisk then mkswap /dev/hda2 then swapon /dev/hda2 then check /etc/fstab
 
Old 12-01-2004, 04:00 PM   #6
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thanks comprookie2000, I'll make to do that.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 06:56 AM   #7
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if you still can't boot Slack, maybe post the following here :

-the output of " fdisk -l /dev/hda" ( the same for /dev/hdb )

- your lilo.conf file

-your fstab file

that should give enough info....

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