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Old 04-17-2005, 09:19 PM   #1
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how can i replace "lilo" with "grub".......


Hello all,
i'm using slackware 10.0.
currently "lilo' is the bootloader...........now my question is : how can i change or replace lilo with grub.
................
one more question...
what is the counter part of "autoexec / startup" in linux.???
actually whenever i'm booting my system "configure-kopete" is getting opened automatically...
i don't want it to prompt automatically.....so where shud i look for it ???

regards....
 
Old 04-17-2005, 09:46 PM   #2
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If you don't have one start by making a boot disk with the mkbootdisk command so if something goes wrong you have an easy way to get back in.

To uninstall lilo all you have to do is type the command lilo -u and poof it's gone from the MBR.

Download and install the grub package. To install grub check out the installation section in the manual at http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual.

Bill
 
Old 04-17-2005, 11:39 PM   #3
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Grub will just overwrite lilo on the MBR if thats where you are going to install it.
 
Old 04-17-2005, 11:49 PM   #4
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by default u do not get the grub package

get the grub package for slackware from here

http://public.ftp.planetmirror.com/p....1/extra/grub/

regards
 
Old 04-18-2005, 04:44 AM   #5
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thank u all for yr replies.......i'll definitly try out the ways...
one more question was there......i think all of u overlooked that question accidently..........

....
i asked that what is the counter part of "autoexec /startup" of windows in linux..???
...
regards
 
Old 04-18-2005, 04:52 AM   #6
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what do u want to do

start up some service already there or add command during startup???

for slackware check the services section after u run

pkgtool--->setup--->services

and for coomands check the rc.local file

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