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Old 03-14-2003, 09:29 AM   #1
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no boot loader


If I decided no to load LILO or any boot loader for that matter, does that mean that I must boot from a bootdisk?
 
Old 03-14-2003, 09:34 AM   #2
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unless you tell you current boot loader (e.g. if you're using the windows nt boot loader) then yes. but you can always install one later.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 12:39 PM   #3
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Or you can use loadlin.exe, a dos executable that can load a linux kernel (but it must be run from ms-dos mode). You will also need the current kernel image (usually /bin/vmlinuz*)
 
Old 03-14-2003, 01:22 PM   #4
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Well, what I did was install slack on a bare system, no other os at all. I downloaded a bunch of distros to see if I could install the more advanced ones and when it came time to configure LILO it gave me the option no not use it, so I thought that maybe I only use LILO when using the system as a dual boot one. But when I booted up I got the non-system disk error message.

By the way, I was suprised at how easy Slackware was to install (well with out this part but that was my fault )
 
  


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