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hello guys. First time for me using Vector Linux or slackware component. It sounds impressive thus far and the install time seems fast.
My problem is that I still cannot install Slackware completely on a hard drive that used to have debian w/GRUB.
I have since then tried cfdisking and then installing, but I cannot install lilo to MBR. I was finally able to install lilo to bootsector, but as a newbie, I do not know where in hdb, lilo or grub for that matter resides.
I would have liked if upon doing the installation, like when I install with Xandros, it would just overwrite the current bootloader without me having to manually modify anything.
I want a way to be able to bootup my Vector / slackware installation which is supposedly complete, but upon, booting up,. since I was not able to install lilo to MBR, but to bootsector, I see GRUB upon reboot, and it just stays that way.
I wish I could get rid of GRUB altogether from the drive. It is just a 7.5GB HD, and I have it partitioned, hdb1 linux-swap 502MB; hdb2 reiserfs 6.8GB for linux. I am trying VSOHO 5.1 rc1.
Any ideas on how to finish or complete this install. My problem appears to be GRUB still existing in MBR and even though I only have CDROM and the Hard drive in, GRUB is still existent. Is there a way to find grub and manipulate it to boot the OS or just remove it altogether...
Sure wish lilo would just overwrite it, but it fails to do so. Even after doing a reinstall lilo., it fails.
Desperate, please help....
I want to try my hands on this new GEM. - Thus far mepis has been my main OS of choice, but I have learn't from a slackware friend of mine that this was much faster to use and launch apps and could also be made more powerful.
I do not think GRUB resides anywhere in my BIOS.!?