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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.
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.
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)
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.