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sethis 08-23-2006 03:56 PM

uninstall boot loader "Lilo" install "Grub"
 
Hey guys, i tried to dual boot, finally got it to work, but only problem was that i could only use Lilo, is there any way to reinstall the boot loader, and put grub back in thanks. also how would people install prgrams from source, if they didnt have build essential?

pljvaldez 08-23-2006 04:03 PM

What distro are you using?

For Debian, you just do aptitude install grub and it should uninstall lilo (conflicts I believe) and install grub, then run grub-update. Be sure to check the /boot/grub/menu.lst file before rebooting.

Also, to compile programs on Debian/Debian-based systems, you must have installed the package build-essential since it contains the standard compilers and compiler libraries.

tuxrules 08-23-2006 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sethis
Hey guys, i tried to dual boot, finally got it to work, but only problem was that i could only use Lilo, is there any way to reinstall the boot loader, and put grub back in thanks. also how would people install prgrams from source, if they didnt have build essential?

Which distro do you use? To build programs from source, you need atleast need a compiler.

I generally install grub from source but you can also install it via your distro's package manager. Look at my sig for a how-to on installing and configuring grub from source.

Tux,

sethis 08-23-2006 04:35 PM

Yeah i understand the conceot of compiling, But if you use something like Fedora Core 5, how would you install build - essential because you dont have the synaptic package manager as ubuntu does, i use ubuntu.

as i was about to install ndiwrapper i realised that the wireless netowkring worked without installing any drivers, i use a linksys, does any one know why?

tuxrules 08-23-2006 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sethis
Yeah i understand the conceot of compiling, But if you use something like Fedora Core 5, how would you install build - essential because you dont have the synaptic package manager as ubuntu does, i use ubuntu.

Fedora like most distros comes with the compiler and the essential libraries. Or you can even install it via yum.

Quote:

as i was about to install ndiwrapper i realised that the wireless netowkring worked without installing any drivers, i use a linksys, does any one know why?
drivers are generally compiled as kernel modules and loaded during the startup. The modules have to be compiled against a kernel version and glibc library. So there you have a kernel, glibc and the required modules (hardware drivers).

If you want to compile your own driver, you would be compiling against the installed kernel and glibc. However, if you install a new kernel, you would have to compile the driver again.

To check what modules are loaded, try

Code:

sudo lsmod | less
Tux,

sethis 08-26-2006 10:02 AM

yo thanks tux. I will try it when i back up my fiels. for some reason whenever i try something that sounds risky to me. i lose a HELL LOT of stuff. and thern i go cry lol. thanks for you time.

b0uncer 11-30-2006 09:32 AM

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as i was about to install ndiwrapper i realised that the wireless netowkring worked without installing any drivers, i use a linksys, does any one know why?
Well ndiswrapper is meant to be used only if you can't get your wireless work with native drivers. It's just a means to use Windows drivers to make the wireless work; native drivers are a better choice (and if your wireless worked "without any drivers", it means you already had - native - drivers there that worked for your card).


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