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I've installed slackware according to this tutorial http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/...?postid=311808
and tried to edit the lilo file the way it told me. I got the file open and edited it the way i was supposed to...but then i couldn't figure out how to exit out and save the changes (yes, i know, i'm stupid). so i shut down my computer without saving the changes and when i started back up...linux wouldn't start. So i reinstalled linux once again according to the tutorial only this time i put the lilo file in the Master Boot Record whereas the first time i messed up and installed it to Root. Now I can't seem to even open the lilo file (i type in "emacs /etc/lilo" and it makes a new, blank file).
Originally posted by LordGoddard Thanks...how do i close out and save the changes that i make?
and one more question...everytime i start up it says something like "/dev/hda2 was not cleanly unmounted, checked forced"
what does that mean and how do i fix it...thank you for your time
To save a file in Emacs use the key combination CTRL-x CTRL-s. To exit Emacs use CTRL-x CTRL-c.
About the unmounting, how are you shutting down your system? Are you simply powering it off when you are done or do you use a command as root to shutdown? To properly shutdown your machine enter, as root at a command prompt, init 0.
At a command prompt type in sta and then press the tab key a couple of times. I'm also assuming you are using the bash shell which is the default. What items show up? When I type sta and press tab I see this:
startkde startx startxfce4 stat states