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A few days ago I installed a clean slack.
Something went wrong along the way and I got forced to repartition and install again.
But this blows my mind,
After installing kernel2.6.3 the first time, i made two boot/choises in etc/lilo.conf so that if something could go wrong, I could use the old boot.
And now: After repartitioning the harddrive and making a new clean install, so i thought,
the same options appear..
So the only thing I can think of then, is that somehow, the new not/so/clean/install/afterall
has maybe only replaced some files? But the question now is, how can i make a clean install, cuz the format thing in slack/setup certently doesnt format...
Could someone give me a guidance on how to make all partitions and installations go away so I can finally install a clean fresh slackware?
First, check your lilo.conf file and make sure that it's the old one. If it is, ignore me..
Lilo stores it's boot loader into a different section of the hard drive, called the Master Boot Record. Repartitioning won't clear this, but that's fine, it's just a little outdated. This sounds like what happened to me, but I'm not too experienced with Slackware, so I don't know if the MBR would be updated during the install...
Running /sbin/lilo will update it.
Yeah, I tried running just /sbin/lilo but that wouldnt change anything
so I tried to run /sbin/lilo -v -v and got up with this:
bash-2.05b# lilo -v -v
LILO version 188.8.131.52, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2003 John Coffman
Released 20-Aug-2003 and compiled at 19:15:26 on Aug 25 2003.