Originally posted by biledaemon
[B]I installed LILO in the Superblock root partition....not MBR. So I take it I have to do the whole process again whenever I compile a new kernel. Oh well.
No...if it's already installed, just boot the slack cd, and at the boot:
bare.i root=/dev/hda2 noinitrd ro (replace the hda2 with the correct disk/partition for your system)
Then log in and follow the previous instructions. As a precautionary measure I would run lilo first to make sure your kernel is detected and added.
Question: Now that I know how to do this ...how do I boot into my new kernel buildup since whenever I choose "Linux" from the Win2k menu..I can't get into Slack (bunch of 9's appear on the screen)? Do I use the generic kernel disk (the one i was prompted to make at the beginning of slack install)?...then once I am logged in do I use:
mkfs -t msdos /dev/fd0
dd if=/dev/hda2 of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1
mcopy /bootsect.lnx a: to copy the NEW compiled kernel?
Actually, mcopy /bootsect.lnx a: just copies the boot sector info to the floppy. Then when you copy that file to the C: drive in Windows, the Windows bootloader knows what to do...so to speak. Your kernel is created and copied to the correct location during the compile process (make bzImage, and make install).