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Old 10-03-2005, 09:38 PM   #1
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How to Replace Grub w/ LILO


Here is the thing.... I have UBUNTU loaded which uses GRUB on the MBR. I want to reinstall Slack which uses LILO. Last time I had to do this type of thing GRUB was still trying to load after I installed SLACK. I was in a hurry and need to reformat XP anyways so I reformatted reinstalled XP then Slack. I need to do this again but don't really want to format and reinstall XP. How can I get LILO to boot Slack instead of GRUB trying to load an UBUNTU that isn't there any longer. Thanks all.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 09:49 PM   #2
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When you get the install done, don't forget to run:
/sbin/lilo -v

This *should* replace grub in the MBR, assuming you have specified the same drive that grub is install to. For example, one of the first lines in your lilo.conf will have:
install=/dev/hda

As long as that's the drive where grub had a similar entry, you should be fine.

Good Luck!

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Old 10-03-2005, 10:53 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
When you get the install done, don't forget to run:
/sbin/lilo -v

This *should* replace grub in the MBR, assuming you have specified the same drive that grub is install to. For example, one of the first lines in your lilo.conf will have:
install=/dev/hda

As long as that's the drive where grub had a similar entry, you should be fine.

Good Luck!

Cool
when someone is making a fresh installaition and is installing lilo/grub into MBR then why
does he need to run:
/sbin/lilo -v
???????

won't it replace the lilo/grub automatically which was initially there ???

regards
 
Old 10-04-2005, 01:26 PM   #4
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Grub places a small 're-direct' in the MBR which points to the grub.conf So when you edit your grub.conf there is no need to re-run grub-install as all that does is place the re-direct in the MBR or the root of whatever partition you have specified.

Lilo places the whole shebang in the MBR, booting directly from that image, not the lilo.conf file in /etc So, you have re-run /sbin/lilo every time you make changes, which includes the first time.

HTH

Cool
 
  


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