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Old 04-06-2005, 05:03 AM   #1
klemen
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Open bsd messed up my MBR, problem with installing Slackware lilo


I install openBSD on my laptop. Before that I have Slackware 10.1 running perfectly. Because of some problems with partitioning I decide to override Slackware (I delete the partition with cfdisk....)

After testing in openBSD I decide to go back to Slackware. I delete all portion's on laptop and create new one for Slackware with cfdisk on slacware installation.
During the installation Slackware ask me if I wont to add some dos or some other partition to be visable in Slackware. (I delete all part ions!!!!) So what is this partiton how to delite it?

The partition is not visable in cfdisk and fdisk (in slackware installation proces)

Ok, I add a part ion to be visible (I tray other option to, it's the same), the problem is when I come to lilo installation. The system don't wont to install lilo, because some errors (I tray to install it in MBR or the first option). It could be done from instllation floppy but my laptop don't have it.

So what to do? Is the problem in MBR, how to fix it?

thanks
klemen

Last edited by klemen; 04-06-2005 at 05:15 AM.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 05:25 AM   #2
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If it is a fresh install and you want to erase all partitions and the mbr,
boot from slackware CD #2, login as root and do :
Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda count=1 bs=512 && sync
(if your drive is /dev/hda of course)
That should erase the mbr and the partition table
 
Old 04-06-2005, 05:37 AM   #3
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Thank you it clean it all

BTW: The second CD is unbootable, so I boot from first and it worked.

Last edited by klemen; 04-06-2005 at 05:41 AM.
 
  


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