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Old 06-11-2013, 10:30 AM   #1
GrimLok
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Slackware 14 - LILO refuses to install.


Hello all,

I have installed Slackware 14 numerous times, following the installation media to a T, selecting my packages, selecting LILO, but whenever I get to the point for the LILO installation to run, it never happens. This renders my slackware installation unusable.

Please advise,
GrimLok
 
Old 06-11-2013, 10:34 AM   #2
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Look at my signature for useful Slackware links and try using: Slackware Doc Project;

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Old 06-11-2013, 10:38 AM   #3
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For future posting and requesting aid then consider reading the following;
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FYI: I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem or query.
 
Old 06-11-2013, 01:22 PM   #4
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First off I want to quote what this forum topic says it is about: "This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!" Using this criteria I assumed this was a place for my "newbie" question. Instead, I get barraged by an arrogant Moderator who treats me like some peon underling, by sending me to links of how to install Slackware, and "How to Ask Questions the Smart Way." I'm sorry if in this forum we are supposed to kiss the rings of those who are more "elite" than us, but I'm not going to do that. I would much rather take my concerns elsewhere if that is the case. I understand that a lot of stupid questions can get annoying but how are you supposed to welcome folks into the fold who truly want to learn something new, maybe even freeing themselves from computer slavery.

I do thank you for the effort in pointing me to basic documents that I may not have known about, but the second post was quite unnecessary.

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Old 06-11-2013, 01:53 PM   #5
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First off I want to quote what this forum topic says it is about: "This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!" Using this criteria I assumed this was a place for my "newbie" question. Instead, I get barraged by an arrogant Moderator who treats me like some peon underling, by sending me to links of how to install Slackware, and "How to Ask Questions the Smart Way." I'm sorry if in this forum we are supposed to kiss the rings of those who are more "elite" than us, but I'm not going to do that. I would much rather take my concerns elsewhere if that is the case. I understand that a lot of stupid questions can get annoying but how are you supposed to welcome folks into the fold who truly want to learn something new, maybe even freeing themselves from computer slavery.

I do thank you for the effort in pointing me to basic documents that I may not have known about, but the second post was quite unnecessary.

GrimLok
The reason for the second post ( #3) was your lack of detailed information in the original post. No one said anything about kissing rings or toned my response in that form. I always provide those links to members who do not provide information. I failed to include those links in my original response so I provided in second post. No harm, no foul intended.

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Old 06-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #6
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Gary,

Thank you for clarifying. I apologize for how I took your posts, they just came across as cold and the "How to Ask Questions the Smart Way" seemed condescending to me. I have just been scratching my head over this problem for a few days, and reading manuals, and forums, and it was just frustrating to see someone address my question with more manuals... I apologize for calling you arrogant as well, and will try to be a bit more detailed in my posts from now on. I hope you accept my apology, my intent wasn't to start anything, I was just frustrated.

Thank You,
GrimLok
 
Old 06-11-2013, 02:57 PM   #7
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Back to your question, if you say "selecting my packages", does that mean that you don't make the recommended full installation? If not, are you sure that you have installed all dependencies of Lilo?
Also, please be more specific with "it never happens", do you get any error messages or warnings? Can you post your lilo.conf and your disk layout?

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This renders my slackware installation unusable.
You can always use your installation medium to boot an installed Slackware system, instructions for that are on bootloader-screen. It might give more insight if you try to install Lilo from the installed system.
 
Old 06-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #8
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Gary,

Thank you for clarifying. I apologize for how I took your posts, they just came across as cold and the "How to Ask Questions the Smart Way" seemed condescending to me. I have just been scratching my head over this problem for a few days, and reading manuals, and forums, and it was just frustrating to see someone address my question with more manuals... I apologize for calling you arrogant as well, and will try to be a bit more detailed in my posts from now on. I hope you accept my apology, my intent wasn't to start anything, I was just frustrated.

Thank You,
GrimLok
Your Welcome!

I can understand your frustrations and I do accept your apology.

Now, as to your problem, TobiSGD suggestion is likely the situation. Most new Slackware user should do a full install so everything is installed. You can always trim the install after you become familiar with Slackware.

Another concern could be the image download was not valid ,you can check the downloaded ISO file md5sum to insure a valid download? What about the ISO image media? Check that you have a valid image burn;
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CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning <- 'Describes some ways to check the validity of a burnt CD, either via the md5sum or via cmp (compare)'.
You can burn the image at a lower burn rate to hopefully get a valid burn of the ISO image if that is the problem.

Additional references;
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Two good references SlackwareŽ Essentials & SlackwareŽ Basics.

You can reference the beta Slackbook: http://slackbook.org/beta/

Another useful resource would be 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
You should checkout Slackware & Slackware - Installation official forums for possible search results since you are not the first to experience errors of this type.

Don't forget to scroll down in the thread to see 'Similar Threads' suggestions. Sometimes you will find useful related issues.

Have fun!
 
Old 06-17-2013, 11:04 AM   #9
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Sorry for not getting back to you, life gets in the way sometimes of things. I went back to it and had a friend more familiar with slackware look at it, and we found the problem. I apparently didn't have all the libraries that LILO depended on to install and run as you suggested earlier Gary.

Thanks for your time and efforts.
Peace be with you,
GrimLok
 
  


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