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MRobW2 08-23-2006 04:30 PM

Slackware won't fully boot after install
 
I know this seems to be a rather worn question. After I completely install Slackware and then reboot, the only thing I can see is GRUB. I can't type anything at all and I wondering if the problem has something to do with a bad install. I have done a full install 3 times now, and I was curious if anyone has any advice?
I should also mention that I'm an uber noob so detail is appreciated.

Franklin 08-23-2006 04:45 PM

If you installed slackware and you see grub as the boot loader then something is wrong. Lilo is the default boot loader for slackware. What I don't know is if you are mistaken and think lilo is grub or if perhaps you left grub in the MBR from a distro that was on the drive before slackware.

When you installed slack and you got to the point where you are asked where to install lilo what did you do? I would suggest installing lilo to the MBR if that was not done previously as this will over-write the earlier grub install.

If grub is left from the earlier install, it's failing because you erased the config file when you installed slackware.

MRobW2 08-23-2006 05:18 PM

Thanks that was exaclty it :-).


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