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After installing Slackware 10, and doing the simple lilo installation, my computer just hangs up at the lilo screen saying "Loading Linux.............."
When i boot in rescue mode and look for lilo.conf in /etc/ there is no such file, even though lilo installation didn't give me any errors. What can I do to fix this lilo issue?
Try booting into your system using the installation disk insted of doing a rescue and then check your /etc/lilo.conf. The instructions to boot into a Slack system are available when the installation disk boots.
why doesn't lilo install correctly?
the first time i installed Slack 10, i had no problems, then i decided to reinstall and now lilo doesn't work the way it should. I've tried to re-install like 5 times already and each time lilo just hangs at the screen. Is it my partitioning?
The error means lilo doesn't understand the disks geometry and can't get the info from the kernel. My guess is you have something wrong in your lilo.conf file. Post it, along with the output of "fdisk -l /dev/hda" assuming /dev/hda is the disk where Slackware is installed. You might also want to try placing the <i>linear</i> directive in your lilo.conf.
Looking up the device number, ie 0x0100, that's /dev/ram0. I'm certain it is not your intent to install lilo to /dev/ram0. Make sure you mount the paritition that contains your lilo.conf file and chroot into it before running lilo. If /boot is not on the same partition as / then you'll also need to mount it. I described how to do this here.