LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie 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!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-21-2004, 11:56 AM   #1
Salerebus
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: North of Seattle, Washington
Distribution: slackware, debian
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Slackware9.1 loading grub instead of lilo after install


OK. So I'm on a hardrive that has Windows2K on the first partition(hda1), then I've got my linux partition on hda3, the swap is hda4. I've just downloaded the ISO's for slackware 9.1, had no trouble installing. During the setup process I supposedly configured LILO, but after my reboot grub loads instead. from there I can't get anything to happen. That is I can't get anything to happen without some sort of boot disk, windows loads just fine with its boot disk, and i can get Slackware up and running with either the cd or the boot disk that was created during setup.. My question is this.. how can I get the system to boot up an OS without using bootdisks? Thanks for any help.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 07:38 PM   #2
Linux.tar.gz
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Paris
Distribution: Slackware forever.
Posts: 2,336

Rep: Reputation: 90
Edit your grub config file in order to boot Slack.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 10:45 PM   #3
Salerebus
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: North of Seattle, Washington
Distribution: slackware, debian
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Ok, so how would i go about doing that? and actually, I'd rather have lilo... mostly because i've never used grub, but this system isn't just mine, it's a shared computer..so i kinda need it to be able to boot windows without any hassles... if anyone could help, and actually help, not just a single sentence, that's be wonderful... Thanks, Sal
 
Old 05-23-2004, 01:47 AM   #4
mint567
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Georgia
Distribution: Slackware 10.2
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 15
lilo can boot windows easily. It is just not added by the default slackware setup. You can also set the default to be windows or linux or any other.

Just add it to your lilo.conf
to set the default OS to boot, just add default=labelname

#Windows entry
other=/dev/hda1
label=WindowsXP
table=/dev/hda

make sure to update lilo
as root
/sbin/lilo
 
Old 05-27-2004, 09:16 PM   #5
Salerebus
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: North of Seattle, Washington
Distribution: slackware, debian
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks, I know lilo's capable... and i know how to set up the lilo.conf file...but I've done all of that and grub is still rearing its ugly head every time the computer starts up without a boot disk in it... so I'm still stuck.. thanks for trying though
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lilo and Grub install cythrawll Slackware 0 02-02-2005 02:59 AM
Grub --install but for lilo? RichardSimmons Linux - Software 2 05-03-2004 10:46 PM
lilo/grub not loading siv Linux - Newbie 1 08-22-2003 05:00 AM
GRUB, RH9 and Slackware9 perrymans Linux - General 1 04-19-2003 03:23 PM
Chain loading grub from lilo - help! thebeardedladie Linux - General 2 03-09-2003 04:07 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration