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Old 04-22-2014, 10:24 PM   #61
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For any other Slackware newbs who may be reading:

This page: http://www.control-escape.com/linux/lilo-cfg.html
contains a very straight-forward and thorough explanation of how to configure LILO.

Between that, and the man page for lilo.conf, .....piece of cake!
 
Old 04-22-2014, 10:57 PM   #62
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^^^So much for that....

I now get Crunchbang to boot-up, but it is frozen. Mouse-pointer doesn't move; keyboard commands don't work..... wha' happen'?

Any ideas?
 
Old 04-23-2014, 12:29 AM   #63
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What was your original boot loader?
Do you still have the config for it?
If so see if there are any command line options for the kernel that you didn't include in the lilo config.
Also post a copy of your current lilo.conf.
 
Old 04-23-2014, 02:24 AM   #64
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Ahh..... I had to abort Slackware and re-install AntiX for the time being, as I have to have access to my Crunchbang for work.

I'll be giving Slack another try though, soon. This time, I'll do it the other way around. I'll skip installing LILO, and leave GRUB in place on the MBR. Hopefully that configuration will work.
 
Old 04-23-2014, 04:24 AM   #65
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Have you tried using
Code:
liloconfig
to configure Lilo and add Crunchbang to it?

Also, yes, skipping LILO and letting another GRUB to it's job it's not a bad ideea.. Slackware also has GRUB in the extra packages.. You can use install it from Slackware too, if you feel more comfortable..
 
Old 04-23-2014, 11:07 AM   #66
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smokey_justme View Post
Have you tried using
Code:
liloconfig
to configure Lilo and add Crunchbang to it?

Also, yes, skipping LILO and letting another GRUB to it's job it's not a bad ideea.. Slackware also has GRUB in the extra packages.. You can use install it from Slackware too, if you feel more comfortable..
I will give that a try when I get a chance to re-install Slack.

In retrospect, I don't think LILO was the problem. I tried mounting Crunchbang's filesystem in Antix, and got an error message. I ran fsck on the Crunchbang partition, and now it mounts. I'll bet if I had done that from Slack, Crunchbang would not have been frozen when booted.

Well, I have to say....I certainly am learning a lot this week!
 
Old 04-23-2014, 10:47 PM   #67
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I'm back to square one: With Crunchbang and AntiX. I'll be ready in a day or two to try Slackware again. I must say, I have learned more in the last two days than I had in the last 4 years of Linux use!
 
Old 04-23-2014, 11:07 PM   #68
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Cool

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I'll be ready in a day or two to try Slackware again. I must say, I have learned more in the last two days than I had in the last 4 years of Linux use!
Good to hear. Slackware grows on you. You will be back. Praise bob.
 
Old 04-24-2014, 12:38 AM   #69
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You're so right, Hitest! I'm just itching to install Slack again- and I would right now....but for the fact that I want to get to bed at a reasonable time for a change. I got as taste of Slack; It's not the monster some portray it as. In fact...it's pretty cool! Even though it might take a little effort, it seems as though Slack is orderly and logical- so even though some things may be new to me, they are not really difficult.
 
Old 04-24-2014, 12:30 PM   #70
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Just my brief experience thus far with Slack, makes me feel liberated! I mean, just the fact that a newb like myself can install and use it....

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Old 04-24-2014, 12:49 PM   #71
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Once you get used to it you realize how simple it can be to install and use. It's then difficult to use anything else.
 
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:19 PM   #72
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I believe it, Bert. Installation was one of the easiest I've ever done- with the possible exception of AntiX (But the AntiX installer is only easy because it gives you no real choices in most things). Initial configuration of Slack was easy too- as long as you follow the instructions.

It seems, with most things we use, you can either choose something that does everything automatically [which usually means little or no choice; and a lot of trouble trying to "get around" the system to make it do what you really want] -or something that lets you make the choices- which is usually the easier way to implement those choices, as long as you haven't become so used to them being made for you, that you don't know/don't care what to do. And ALWAYS, the one that lets you make the choices, is inherently simpler, and therefore breaks less often; and is easier to fix when it does break. Whether it's an automotive transmission or an operating system....same general cocepts apply!
 
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:18 PM   #73
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You're so right, Hitest! I'm just itching to install Slack again- and I would right now....but for the fact that I want to get to bed at a reasonable time for a change. I got as taste of Slack; It's not the monster some portray it as. In fact...it's pretty cool! Even though it might take a little effort, it seems as though Slack is orderly and logical- so even though some things may be new to me, they are not really difficult.
Well, it was maintained by pretty much one person for a long time. So you'd think that a single person (like you, for instance) could figure out how it's put together.
 
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:26 PM   #74
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Well, it was maintained by pretty much one person for a long time. So you'd think that a single person (like you, for instance) could figure out how it's put together.
You have far too much confidence in my abilities!
 
Old 04-25-2014, 12:41 AM   #75
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So, Guys, is there any reason that LILO should not work with Crunchbang (Which is essentially Debian)?
 
  


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