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Old 11-16-2006, 01:33 PM   #1
Tov
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Grub stuck?


I have a little problem with one of my old pc's.
The harddisk once held an Ubuntu installation, booting with Grub.
I tried to install Slackware using Lilo,
During install I deleted ALL old partitions and made two new, one for the system and one for swap.
When I started my newly installed computer I thought I would see Lilo, but...

GRUB
Loading....

ERROR 15

0_0
wth..
??
Someone who can help me to get the little bugger off my HD?
Tov
 
Old 11-16-2006, 01:47 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tov
I have a little problem with one of my old pc's.
The harddisk once held an Ubuntu installation, booting with Grub.
I tried to install Slackware using Lilo,
During install I deleted ALL old partitions and made two new, one for the system and one for swap.
When I started my newly installed computer I thought I would see Lilo, but...

GRUB
Loading....

ERROR 15

0_0
wth..
??
Someone who can help me to get the little bugger off my HD?
Tov
I believe that you have GRUB installed in your Master Boot Record (MBR) which is why simply deleting all of your partitions did not remove it.

You basically need to fix your MBR. I am nowhere near my Linux box, but you're looking for something like fdisk /mbr or something. Hope that points you in the right direction.
 
Old 11-16-2006, 03:04 PM   #3
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You must not have told the Slackware installation wizard to install Lilo to the Master Boot Record.

If you don't want to reinstall and tell slackware to install to the mbr, pop in a LiveCD and chroot into the slackware installation(The slackware install cd, can do this with the "root=/dev/hdaX"). Edit /etc/lilo.conf and edit it so that it has something like
Code:
boot=/dev/sda
However, your device will most definitely be different, as I am using a SATA disk. Basically, take your root partition and nock off the number at the end and that is your mbr device.
 
Old 11-17-2006, 03:32 AM   #4
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Thanks

Thanks, i'll try that ASAP
 
  


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