What to do when you forgot to 'lilo'...(my little guide)
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I always keep some known working kernels and keep a choice in my boot menu, then if I mess something up with a new kernel (like making my root filesystem a module - d'oh!), one of the older kernels will still boot. It doesn't take up that much hard disk space and there is no performance penalty.
Yes Schrambo when a new windows installation delete lilo of any linux from MBR you don't loose your linux, you just have to reinstall lilo whit the installation CD in the case of slack, just enter CD1 boot it up, push enter to use the default kernel image, login whit a user name you know root, and then instead of go to cfdisk make partitions bla bla, just run setup and select the part of install lilo. =P
Schrambo i'm so so, sorry. i thought that slackware Setup bring how to reinstall lilo which it not. yesterday someone install windows under my box, and i lost slackware lilo of course, i try to reinstall lilo whit the CD1 and setup, didn't find it, in fact i did found lilo setup installation when i prompt the command liloconfig if you loose your lilo, please do the command liloconfig and not setup. sorry for that mistake.
little_ball. I just tried to give this a little shot on my spare boxen which i use for testing and whatnot. Anyways it doesn't have slackware installed and I just tired booting with the CD and going "liloconfig" but it says command cannot be found". So obvioulsy I have to boot into slackware first in order to do the liloconfig. how do you do this from the CD. do i just go /mount /dev/hda2 then run the liloconfig from there or what?
or should i just make a new boot floppy and use that?