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Old 05-08-2003, 10:30 PM   #1
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Slackware booting/lilo problem


I am trying to install slack because I wanted something harder then mandrake. It is turning out to be much harder. I made a boot disk but it said boot disk 1.66 mb and gave me errors saying my disk was full. Can't floppies only hold 1.44? I now can't get into windows or slack and I am using knoppix. My question is how to I fix lilo?
Here is my config file.

Code:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
lba32 # Allow booting past 1024th cylinder with a recent BIOS
boot = /dev/hdc
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
reset
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# End LILO global section
# DOS bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hdd1
label = DOS
table = /dev/hdd
# DOS bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hdd2
label = Linux
read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends
 
Old 05-08-2003, 10:50 PM   #2
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Forget LILO. Can you get Slackware up at all? If so, try to get Grub installed. Get it from grub.sf.net, I think. Then, follow these directions:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=4622

This should get you up and running in no time. Grub will look familiar to you, since you have been using Mandrake. All of the EZ-install distros use it. (And it's only in alpha!)
 
Old 05-08-2003, 11:06 PM   #3
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Old 05-08-2003, 11:07 PM   #4
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This is what I have right now! Is there any way from this screen to get into hda1?
This?
"
grub> root (hd0,1)
grub> kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/sda2 ro vga=791
grub> boot
"

Last edited by darin3200; 05-08-2003 at 11:09 PM.
 
Old 05-09-2003, 07:54 AM   #5
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The slackware cd doubles as a rescue disk, if you can boot from cdrom than all you need to do is boot the cd and at the prompt (where you seclct the kernel to boot for the install) you type 'linux root=/dev/hd**'
Replace the hd** with the correct location for your root partition.
Once it boots you can login as root and repair your lilo install.

Last edited by Aussie; 05-09-2003 at 07:56 AM.
 
Old 05-09-2003, 05:21 PM   #6
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so if I have a windows first, and then a slack partition is
"hda2" an option? That is what I always see on start up.
 
  


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