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Old 04-10-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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install Lilo without reinstall os


Hi there,

I just installed slack on my system, for some reasons lilo can't boot into the os. how can i reinstall lilo without reinstall the entire Os?

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Old 04-10-2005, 02:43 PM   #2
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one way would be to get a live cd like knoppix, but if you haven't touched anything the default slack install should be fine. Be a little bit more specific like is lilo actually loading and if so can it boot into the kernel.
 
Old 04-10-2005, 02:47 PM   #3
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thanks xaos5 for helping me out, after i installed slack, and then i rebooted my system. then I see 99999999999999999999. how can i fix this problem?
 
Old 04-10-2005, 03:18 PM   #4
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are you seeing this problem before or after lilo loads? if its before lilo is messed up but if its after then your /etc/lilo.conf file is probably messed up. Either way it would probably be easier to go into a live cd and look at your lilo.conf.

Here is a sample from my lilo.conf file:
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# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hda1
  label = linux
  read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends
The 2nd cd on the slackware set is also a recovery disc, now I don't know how to use it but you could probably use it to mount the harddrive and then look at the file and re-run lilo.
 
  


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