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linuxpokernut 11-21-2008 01:19 AM

Slackware LILO boot disc, can I make that CD or usb instead?
 
my wife has no interest in using slackware, she likes XP just fine. this will be a dual booting machine and i am reading slackbook now as recommended. I am more familiar with grub and have installed lilo once if ever.

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If Slackware is to be the only operating system on your computer, simple should work just fine for you. If you are dual-booting, the expert option is a better choice. See Section 7.3 for more information on dual-booting. The third option, do not install, is not recommended unless you know what you're doing and have a very good reason for not installing LILO. If you are performing an expert install, you will be given a choice as to where LILO will be put. You may place LILO in the MBR (Master Boot Record) of your hard drive, in the superblock of your root Linux partition, or on a floppy disk.
i am assuming the expert option will let me create the boot floppy on floppy but not on a cd or USB?

i am thinking that would be my best option as then the computer will have the XP MBR and slackware will be 'hidden' completely unless the boot disk is inserted. if i cant create a boot cd at this time i can make a boot floppy and then copy that to cd or usb?

or would it just be easier to install lilo to one of those media seprately and just skip the step?

samac 11-21-2008 03:54 AM

Hi

I did this a while ago so it is slightly out of date. You can read about it here

samac

linuxpokernut 11-21-2008 03:59 AM

thanks for the info. i am going to check that out because i have wanted to know this before and finding this info was/is tricky*, but i went ahead with the install and something relevant wasnt mentioned in the slackbook. it allowed me to create a usb boot stick, which i just used to get to my first slackware desktop.

*this thread comes up first on a google search and its an hour or 2 old.

anyway problem solved.

segmentation_fault 11-21-2008 12:22 PM

the installation disk of Slackware also works as boot disk. At the boot prompt type:
"boot:hugesmp.s (or whatever kernel it has) root=/dev/hda2 (replace with install partition) rdinit= ro"

I do this on my old tower which has corrupted MBR!

linuxpokernut 11-22-2008 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by segmentation_fault (Post 3350088)
the installation disk of Slackware also works as boot disk. At the boot prompt type:
"boot:hugesmp.s (or whatever kernel it has) root=/dev/hda2 (replace with install partition) rdinit= ro"

I do this on my old tower which has corrupted MBR!

I tried that on my first install attempt and it did not work for some reason. my second install went thru without a hitch. I definately threw that one in my notebook for future reference.


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