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Old 05-30-2003, 09:51 PM   #1
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Unhappy Newbie installing w2k and slackware 9 - unable to boot slack


I have 10 partition on my HD. My primary partition is w2k which works fine. I just started to get interest in slackware 9.0 so i went to install it on my second partition.

At the end of my installation of slackware, it prompts that i wasn't able to create a lilo file yet. So i select ok to continue finishing the installation. After finishing installation, I rebooted the system. Now the problems is I can't boot the linux partition and i don't know how to create the lilo.conf file.

Can someone help me? I have read a few documentations and haven't got any luck finding the info I wanted. I would appreciate if you also leave a good link for me to visit to learn tips and tricks for slackware/linux.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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you can boot slack by using the install disk! at the prompt type........

mount root=/dev/hd?? ro

replace the ?? with partition you installed on.
make sure you use ro! boot partition needs to be mounted
as Read only first, then it will switch over on it's own.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 12:52 AM   #3
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I did the same, but was straight and easier for me.
I just installed 2k first, then salckware on the other partitions and adter install, it asked me where to put the boot info and i said MBR, (Master Boot Record).Now it's fine, i get an option to boot either DOS(Win2k) or Slackware.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 03:13 AM   #4
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if you ever have a problem with lilo and slackware, boot into linux either buy a cd or floppy, and type liloconfig at the console. its the same liloconfig program as the one during install. and since your new to slack, one more bit o advice. if you want to view, use you windows partition while in linux, make a directory for windows by typing mkdir /windows. then go to the /etc directory and type pico fstab. this allows you to edit the fstab. add a line for windows, windows,ntfs, etc etc its easy and slackware rules
 
Old 05-31-2003, 10:09 AM   #5
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Nice arrruken,
*Notes that down*

One question.What if i have to re install win2k, that would over write the MBR and how Win2k would boot by default.. what then ?
 
Old 05-31-2003, 06:56 PM   #6
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i did this one time and yes it wrote over the mbr. then you just boot to linux with the setup disk or a floppy if you made one and run lilo config again. run expert mode and make entries for windows and linux by pointing lilo to the correct partition. like windows is probably /dev/hda1 and linux is probably /dev/hda2, with that swap being /dev/hda5 but that doesnt need to be in lilo.
then write it to the mbr to overwrite what windows wrote to the mbr. good luck.
 
Old 06-03-2003, 08:25 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone...I got it working now
 
Old 06-03-2003, 10:19 PM   #8
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Everytime I see an XP/Win2K and Linux/*BSD/any other OS, I must recommend this app:

bootpart

'nuff said
 
  


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