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Old 04-13-2003, 06:35 PM   #1
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first time slackware installation problem


ok i started laughing when this happened, then got frustrated. hehe

im trying to run slack dual boot with win xp.

i installed slackware9 from cd. everything went well. it said slack was installed completely and told me to reboot system. when i rebooted i took the cd out and it just booted straight to xp.

so i restarted with the slack cd inside. at the boot: prompt i did a command like bare.i root=/dev/hda1 _____ ro. i cant remember the whole line sorry. after i typed this it game me a prompt that looked like:

darkstar login:

so i logged in as root with the pw i had specified. it logged in and said i had mail? haha. then i did a 'startx' command and it gave me a choice for gnome or kde. i chose kde and linux booted successfully with only one error. sound.

so it boots linux when i boot it with the cd. but without the cd it goes straight to xp.

how can i load LILO and give me the option whether to boot linux or xp?

note: im a newbie. so if the answers can be in 'lamers' terms id really appreciate it. thanks for you help in advance. ill check back soon
 
Old 04-13-2003, 06:40 PM   #2
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Can you provide a few hardware specs?
 
Old 04-13-2003, 06:43 PM   #3
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Can you set your BIOS to boot from cd (maybe you already have) and then see if the Slack install disk has a Resue mode or something to install Lilo into your Master Boot Record?
 
Old 04-13-2003, 07:00 PM   #4
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When you boot from the hard disk, the very first thing loaded it whatever is in the MBR (Master Boot Record). To use Windows and Linux together, you can't put them both in the MBR, so you put something called a bootloader there. A bootloader is a small program that will give you a choice of which operating system you want to boot. Two popular bootloaders are LILO and GRUB. I recommend you try LILO, because it comes with Slackware. To set up LILO, boot into Slackware off of your CD and log in as root. Then type "liloconfig". Liloconfig will walk you through the steps of installing LILO to the MBR.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 10:11 PM   #5
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got it booting. thanks guys. now i have to figure how NOT to scroll those quotes i see when logging in shell.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 10:41 PM   #6
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The famous quotations I think are from a program referred to as "fortune cookies" the program is /usr/games/fortune and is usually called from /etc/profile.d/bsd-games.sh. Try; chmod 000 /etc/profile.d/bsd* and see if it disables the program.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 10:41 PM   #7
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Great!

I'm not sure I understand your new question, I know you're referring to "fortune" that runs at login but I can't tell if you're asking how to stop it from happening or complaining that it scrolls off the screen, so I'll answer both ways.

If you don't want a quote when you log in, edit the file /etc/profile.d/bsd-games.sh and comment out (Put a # at the beginning of) the line that starts with "fortune", and both lines saying "echo".

If you want a quote when you log in but the top part of the quote is scrolling off the screen, you can scroll the screen back up by pressing "page up" while holding down your shift key.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 01:33 AM   #8
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thanks guys! quotes gone, slackware running! but i have a long journey ahead of me. fixing refresh rate, disabling unwanted services, some mouse configurations, and sound are only a few of the problems i need to solve. time to search and post!

im such a newbie.
 
  


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