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Old 02-15-2005, 11:37 PM   #1
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Maybe some Slackware pros could help me out here


Not supposed to copy and paste a post in so here's a link - I hope this is OK with eveyone.


http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=290395



I'm getting minimal responses from the newbie forum (in my opinion) it could be that I'm just impatient, but I'm slowly being driven out of my mind without Slack or Win booting. I just get a Grub command line (I think that's what it is). If any Slack pros would like to help out it woud be most appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 11:41 PM   #2
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on a VERY quick scan of all that, i noticed
1) this is a new slack install from a FC install
2) you want windows back

2) boot of windows cd and get recovery console to fdisk /mbr


but you probably want slack, so to make it really easy, since you haven't done anything, just reinstall, and this time tell lilo to install itself somewhere.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 11:49 PM   #3
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You are correct on both. I really regret putting on FC now because of Grub. I know about the recovery system but I don't have the admin password - my dad does. I will be able to get back my Win when he gets home I guess. So when I get Win back I can just reboot and Lilo should launch? Or should I just reinstall Slack all together? (this would be a good idea because I accidently put in a "safe" command line mode, so I'd like to change that and I can also reformat my just for Linux drive cleanly).

If I get Win back I'll probably have to reinstall Slack anyways but at this point I just want my Win back this sounds weird but I have a lot of stuff on there that I feel more comfortable having.

Thanks for going through all that, and thanks for the quick reply.

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Old 02-15-2005, 11:55 PM   #4
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more (not reading the previous help, and guessing your previous help wasn't thinking in terms of slack...)

did you know you can use CD1 as a boot disk? half way through that text it prints it says something like:
bare.i root=/dev/hda1 noinitrd ro

change root= to your linux / device, and you can get into the system you already installed... umm... assuming you can get root password. that being done, you can reinstall lilo over grub using the lilo commands (read the manpage to help determine your install option of choice)
 
Old 02-15-2005, 11:58 PM   #5
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Cool! Thanks, I knew about the text saying "In a pinch use this..." but it wouldn't work for me when I first tried it, let me try it one more time though.. Could be that I was just slow and didn't put in the right drive.

I also made a floppy bootdisk by the way. I'll probably try that out right now, 5 minutes.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 12:48 AM   #6
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::does a crazy little celebration dance::

All done. I just reinstalled it and I had it rewrite it as the master bootloader instead of root. There's just one more problem: it wants me to login and I don't know how... (stop laughing at me....)

I put in root for the first line and my root pw for the password. When I logged in it said; You've got mail! and it had a pretty bad joke.. Now it just says: "root@darkstar~#" What do enter here?

Sorry if I sound like a jerk, but please don't keep me waiting - I've been trying to get Slack on my computer for a long time.

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Old 02-16-2005, 03:04 AM   #7
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Mr Hill,

Seems that you have been successful with your installation and login.
"root@darkstar~#" means that you are logged in as user root with the current directory /root (home for the root user).

What to do next?

Depends on what packages you installed and what you want your computer to do. You might want to configure such things as network and Xorg settings.

Maybe there are some useful pointers for you on www.edafe.org/slackware/ .

Regards,
Edafe

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Old 02-16-2005, 03:20 AM   #8
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Have you been succesully boot into Windose now? From the LILO boot screen you should be able to slelect Windose and boot back into it.

As for slackware, you should set up your X via xorgconfig

Just type xorgconfig at root.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 03:40 AM   #9
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And after you do that, the ultimate answer you were looking for, type "startx"
 
Old 02-16-2005, 05:03 PM   #10
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Thank you guys so much, I have Slackware up on my PC. Thanks again for the help!
 
  


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