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Old 09-02-2003, 12:30 PM   #1
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Slackware wont boot /w bootdisk


Hi

Im having a problem boot my Slackware OS. Installation went fine I used bare.i kernel, other then lilo would't install. I didnt have a disk on hand then to make a bootdisk but I made one today with rawrite and bzImage (bare.i). When trying to boot off it says "Loading......................" and then reboots my computer.
any help would be greatly appericated thanks

Jamie
 
Old 09-02-2003, 01:26 PM   #2
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hi i have had the same problem after i got fed up of having to put to boot disk to install linux with in all the time and then later on saying that it damaged started to any me so after i loged in as root, i typed liloconfig do simple and i made it on a floopy so everytime my pc starts i pop the disk in and select linux i am away.

but this is for the time being as i want to get linux up and running first aka getting in to kde.

but i think one of the major linux peeps will help u, i been here a few hours and already found everyone nice.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 01:39 PM   #3
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you can use the rescue image in /rootkits to get you in. then mount your drive (mount /dev/hdx (where x is whatever partition the main install is on) /mnt/hd) then you can run liloconfig. its easiest for me to install lilo to the MBR then make a backup disk just in case.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 01:58 PM   #4
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where is this /rootkit located? is it on the CD (couldn't find it there) or do I have to download it? Well I tried using the actully bare.i image to makea boot disk and now it say boot failed instead of rebooting
 
Old 09-02-2003, 02:02 PM   #5
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rootkit should be on the disk...... if not, you can get it off the ftp. you should just need rescue.dsk . then rawrite it to a floppy. you still need the bare.i disk to boot then load that to the ram disk
 
Old 09-02-2003, 02:17 PM   #6
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OK, so I have got the rescue.dsk file and I will image it to the floppy. When I go to restart I use the bare.i bootdisk to boot to the rescue.dsk? If that is correct my bare.i bootdisk doesn't boot correctly, It says "boot failed"
 
  


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