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Old 10-22-2005, 04:49 PM   #1
digitalmojo17
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GRUB error 17 boot problem


i originally had slackware installed on my computer. i then installed fedora core 3. deciding to go back to slackware, i reinstalled the system (assuming that the LILO boot loader would overwrite GRUB) and it would not boot - i got the GRUB error 17. i am currently booting up off of the floppy disk.

i have two questions:

1) how do i reinstall LILO so that slackware will boot from the hard drive?

and/or

2) is it possible and how would i install slackware so that it wil boot with GRUB loader?


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Old 10-23-2005, 08:31 AM   #2
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Answers are

(1) While in Slackware, log in as root in terminal mode just type

lilo -b /dev/hda

(Change hda to sda if you boot from a Sata)

(2) Download Grub 0.97 and install it
 
Old 10-24-2005, 11:06 PM   #3
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perfect!!! thanks so much.

i chose the former option.

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