Originally Posted by nexuiz
i installed 2 times windows today.any ideas for slackware?i use a floppy to boot.
I haven't had to do this with Slackware for some time, but I think the same process will work, if you can boot from a floppy or a CD. I have a utility cd made with RIP (Recovery Is Possible) that has done the trick in the past. Have a look here for a complete set of tools - http://www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-r...looplinux/rip/
Boot your system from the floppy or cd. Then do
to identify all your mountable partitions. I found I couldn't make a new directory in /mnt so I put it in /tmp, but otherwise the instructions in the post from stress_junkie
should work in any distro. Booting from a rescue disk should make you root
so you won't need to use sudo
If your using LILO, then I think you just find the correct partition to mount, find the directory with LILO, usually /sbin
though I think some distros are now putting GRUB and LILO in /boot
. Then cd to it and type lilo
at the prompt. You should get a short list of bootable OS's. Reboot and it should all come back.
I've had to do something like this everytime I did any repairs to Windows, but this was the first time for over a year, and I had forgotten how to do it!