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Old 08-06-2003, 10:03 PM   #1
Sulli
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lilo.conf help needed on Slackware 9/PII 350.


I can't boot without a floppy. Which file do I need to edit or check? I'm running Slackware 9 on a PII350. Does anyone know a good all-in-one Linux book? -Sulli-
 
Old 08-07-2003, 12:28 AM   #2
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A little more information on how you installed might help. As far as documentation,

http://www.slackware.com/

might help.

My guess is you have linux dual-booting with windows. If so, you'll have to set windows and linux up in yourboot loader. Also, you might not have set up a bootloader, and that might be your problem as well. Check grub/lilo sites to work on this. One note, if you're using winnt, win2000, win2003, you might have to set the linux bootloader on the partition that you are using for linux, then use the windows bootloader to actually run those.

Unfortunately, I gave up on windows back in late 1998, so I can't step you through that procedure.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 01:22 AM   #3
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You could have a look at Lilo.conf - in your /etc directory

From a command line

su
root password

gedit /etc/lilo.conf

Last edited by Skyline; 08-07-2003 at 01:25 AM.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 10:24 AM   #4
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Check your lilo.conf.
If your dual booting with windows make sure you have an entry like this :

other = /dev/hda1
label = WindowsXP
table = /dev/hda

and then you will need to check to make sure your linux is there:

image = /vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda3
label = SlackwareLinux
read-only

when all set just type

lilo -M

(This will overwrite your master boot record)
Reboot and lilo should work.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 10:34 AM   #5
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There is a forum specifically for Slackware...
 
  


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