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Old 03-28-2003, 07:52 AM   #1
Grim Reaper
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Slacky 9.0 is broken!


Ok, I've just formatted my old copy of Slacky 8.1 and have installed 9.0

The first time 'round i opted to install LILO into the MBR and it didn't boot. I tried booting in with the cdrom and got a kernel panic. I tried a bootdisk with no luck, another kernel panic. I can't actually get into the install to try and install LILO manually or find out why it didn't install when i told it to within the setup.

I've tried booting in with a Floppy Distro, but I haven't gained any ground by doing so. I tried chrooting into the mounted directory of the 9.0 install from the floppy and running lilo to install it into the MBR again, but it just gives me errors about a non-existant partition or something...I guess I can't do this anyway so there was no use trying it...

Any suggestions so I can at least get in? I'm posting this from XP as i had to make a 98 bootdisk and issue the command fdisk /mbr to install window's boot program.

So yeah, any other suggestions to get it to boot? Any idea's on how i might be able to install Grub? I think that may be the best way, but i can't think of anyway to install it...
 
Old 03-28-2003, 09:47 AM   #2
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This should fix your problem:

Do the boot floppy thing again and chroot to your slack 9 root.

Edit lilo.conf to isntall lilo to /dev/hda (or /dev/sda if you're using scsi).

Run lilo and reboot.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 07:37 PM   #3
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so boot in with the floppy distro...

and what do u mean edit the lilo.conf....what exactly should i be changing in here? AFAIK, everything in there should be alright...

and to put it into /dev/hda do i just issue lilo like normal? ill try it again, but im pretty sure thats exactly what i tried berfore and it gave me an error...I'll show you the error this time...

/me goes off to try it.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 10:55 AM   #4
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it just gives me errors about a non-existant partition or something
You probably have something like this:
boot=/dev/hda4
(in which case /dev/hda4 doesn't really exist, so Lilo can't be installed there)

Change it to this:
boot=/dev/hda
(Which will install Lilo in the MBR, this is the correct place for Lilo to reside).
 
  


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