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Old 03-29-2004, 03:02 PM   #1
FuzzyLogic269
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Booting issues, Tried Lilo but no help


Pentium 166
32 MB RAM
HDD 1.2 and 2.1 gig
Slackware 9.0


whent through the whole install process, and can't boot.
In setup I used /dev/hda as my main and specified /dev/hdc as usr/local
When I reboot my machine, I get a message saying Missing Operating System. I created a boot disk during setup, and I get in fine with that.

Tried to install Lilo, thinking that might help, but now when I boot, I get a single 'L' followed by multiple 40's before the screen clears and prompts me to press a key to reboot.

I told it to use the kernel off the disk too, the bare.i wouldn't boot, had to use old-cd.i to work.

any help would be MUCH appreciated.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 03:23 PM   #2
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How did you partition /dev/hda? What is the Lilo setup (could you post it)? What do you mean by 'kernel off the disk'?
 
Old 03-29-2004, 03:48 PM   #3
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I'm honestly not sure what your asking, /dev/hda is one partition, tagged bootable according to how I read things. How do I post my lilo set up, and I'll do that for you,

As for the kernel off the disk, the setup program told me something along the lines of "For your system to boot, you need to copy a kernel, if you got this far with the boot disk, you can use that, or a kernel off the cd'

Sorry, I'm very much a newbie at this..
 
Old 03-29-2004, 04:22 PM   #4
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That's kind of strange. So, you have only two partitions corresponding to your two hard drives? If that's the case, then you might want to re-do everything and partition your drives more appropriately. You could do a quick search for partitioning on this site, as there are plenty of previous threads on it.

You can check the lilo.config file in your /etc directory. The /etc/fstab file contains more info on your partitions and filesystems.

This could be an mbr problem. I don't really know much about that, but if you search for "slackware boot" on this site, there are a couple of useful threads.

Finally, you might want to consider using grub instead of lilo, or mandrake, fedora or suse instead of Slack if you're a newbie.

I'm also kind of a newbie, and I don't use Slack (though I'd like to give it try). I'm kind of in a rush right now (at work), but I'll think about it a bit after I get home.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 04:40 PM   #5
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That's odd, I booted up, and I got 'boot failed' twice from the floppy before it let me in,

as for etc/fstab I couldn't find that directory.
 
  


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