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I have dualboot with Slackware 10.0 and Windows 2000 (haven't been used since the install). I want to install Windows XP instead, and then Windows's bootloader will overwrite LILO. How do I repair LILO when I have installed Windows?
It's a very small ISO to make a bootable CDfor installing the bootloader. It's 100% graphical, and simple to use. That way, install Windows and do it's thing.. thenpop in the GAG disc and reboot, it's very self-explainatory and easy to set up.
Of course, once you have that done, if you decide you would rather use good 'ole LILO, than just re-install from inside Slack.
And there's always the "right" way by using a boot-disk which should have been created upon install.. but if you're like me, you probably didn't make one.. so check out GAG.. you'll like it!
Essentially, any CD able to boot and installed linux should do.
What I do is as follows:
1) Boot the installed system with a rescue CD (I use Suse "manual installation" method)
2) Ignore any warning and get to the root shell
3) (Possibly) edit linux.conf
4) Type lilo.
Alternatively, it is possible to use any rescue CD, chroot to the mounted disk and do the same.
Just for future reference, nosaku should have said type "bare.i root=/dev/hda3 ro" or rather than bare.i you can type linux or any kernel. The directions are actually printed on the screen right above the boot prompt.
Originally posted by ringwraith Just for future reference, nosaku should have said type "bare.i root=/dev/hda3 ro" or rather than bare.i you can type linux or any kernel. The directions are actually printed on the screen right above the boot prompt.
Thanks for correcting me. In a hurry I forgot to enter bare.i. Thanks again.