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Old 02-14-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
transientangent
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My MBR, Hopefully not FUBAR?


First post, yes I'm a noob, and I'm only an idiot if you consider not taking advice the first time to be stupid.

I've got a bit of a pet project going in my computer class. I'm the TA and already know java, the course topic, so what I do is play around with computers and help the newbies in the class out. From time to time I grade papers or find myself "fixing" computers. We run windows in the lab and as I said I have a pet project, which is to install linux on one or two of the computers in the lab.

To make a long story short, I'm trying to install slackware and install lilo to the MBR. I got frustrated with some things, decided to start over, things were typed, and regrets made. In the end I typed something to delete the MBR, and I've reformatted a couple of times since, but LILO will no longer install. Does anyone have an idea how to fix this from scratch? I mean starting entirely over.

note: I need to do this without networking. I can burn any necessary cd's but no networking for me until I get a computer running.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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What error does Lilo give you when it wont install?
 
Old 02-14-2006, 03:29 PM   #3
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Get yourself a Linux Live CD and follow Task B3 of "Just booting tips" in my signature. Be sure you know the Slackware partition reference. If not while in booted up CD Linux type
Code:
fdisk -l
to find out.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 09:00 PM   #4
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Get yourself a Linux Live CD and follow Task B3 of "Just booting tips" in my signature. Be sure you know the Slackware partition reference. If not while in booted up CD Linux type
Code:
fdisk -l
to find out.
Thanks, I'll try this tomorrow.
 
  


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