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Old 02-12-2015, 10:35 PM   #1
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Replacing GRUB with LILO (Mint with Slackware)


I have dual-boot configuration, Windows and Linux Mint. I would like to replace Mint with Slackware. Problem is, Mint installed GRUB and Slackware uses LILO. At the moment I don't have second computer so I can't use help of internet if anything goes wrong, so I need first to make sure I know what to do.
Do I just proceed with installing Slackware and LILO will overwrite GRUB? Or how do I do it?

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Old 02-13-2015, 07:22 AM   #2
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Yeah, lilo will overwrite GRUB. When you get to the lilo install stage, choose to install to the MBR. And you can overwrite your Mint partition with Slackware. Should be no problems. Good luck.
 
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I would also suggest having a live CD/DVD/USB kit for when something goes south... It can save things by allowing you to edit configuration files if they break the boot.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 08:49 AM   #4
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I would also suggest having a live CD/DVD/USB kit for when something goes south... It can save things by allowing you to edit configuration files if they break the boot
could you expand?
 
Old 02-13-2015, 08:54 AM   #5
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It is just a fallback.

If something happens to the main system you can boot the USB kit and use it to repair the other.
 
Old 02-13-2015, 08:55 AM   #6
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The link below is specific to installing Lilo on Slackware. Even though it is for a very old Slackware (9.0), the screens you see in the link are identical to the ones I saw instlling Slackware 14.1 last week.

http://www.bamafolks.com/randy/stude...xpertlilo.html

If you haven't installed Slackware previously, the Slackware site below would be worth reviewing.

http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:install
 
Old 02-13-2015, 05:47 PM   #7
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I would also suggest having a live CD/DVD/USB kit for when something goes south... It can save things by allowing you to edit configuration files if they break the boot.
You mean to create USB during Slackware installation when I'm prompted?

@yancek
I read Slackware HowTo about installation and tried installing slackware in Hyper-V virtual machine and all went well. Well, there was slight kernel panic but I solved it and it works now.


So... I guess there is nothing left but to actually install it
 
Old 02-13-2015, 06:13 PM   #8
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If you have a small USB drive available during the install, it would probably be a good precautionary measure to create the boot usb.
 
Old 02-14-2015, 04:31 PM   #9
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Alternatively you could simply continue using grub, which you would probably have to install from a live system. (The slackware installer also allows you to create a bootable usb disk)

The config update upon kernel updates etc. could then be done from within slackware.
 
  


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