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Old 02-18-2004, 11:34 AM   #1
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Error Boot failed


Ok this was the last I was told I tried to install slackware 9.1 I have the 2 cd images and did a partition for linux like is said to be I didnt touched the addswap option for nothing. Selected the target then choosed to make a full install. then when INSTALL LINUX KERNEL appeared I choosed the Skip menu option, then I've made a bootdisk, Then when I was to choose the Modem I didn't knew which to choose so help me here too I have a 2wire DSL 256Kb Modem. Also I have a 3 button mouse which is the right and left button and center wheel which I have to choose here???. Then when the LILO install apeared I chosed to install to a formated floppy and I failed the install don't know why but the setup continued also I need help to what to do here. Then selected Yes, Mount CD's. Then choosed to have KDe as my desktop and thats all then I tried doing restart with ctr+alt+del and It sais error booting then I though it was that I needed the boot floppy and inserted it bu it says something like syslinux amd says boot failed.
Please Help me I really want slackware very badly.

Note: if this help when I needed to create a linux partition I choosed the HD I wanted cause I have 2 one for windows and one for Linux and then I hitted the key that says boot then write and then quit and then all started writing the command setup.

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Old 02-18-2004, 01:25 PM   #2
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I am having a difficult time understanding your writing.

You mention that something failed when installing the LILO bootloader. If, for instance, the floppy was write protected or there was an input/output error while writing to the floppy (a very common occurrence), the loader on the floppy may be unusable. Some Linux installers will give you multiple chances to write the floppy to allow changing the disc, adjusting the write protection or making multiple copies. In this case, I would recommend using a generic rescue floppy or CD to boot your system and then to run lilo again to write another boot floppy.

There is such a rescue floppy on your Slackware CD:
http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.sla...cue.dsk.README

http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.sla...sks/rescue.dsk

http://slackware.com/book/index.php?...1710.html#LILO gives information on LILO and how to configure it.

http://slackware.com/book/index.php?source=x1776.html

The rescue floppy should have the chroot command on it which allows you to boot from the floppy and run your system to do the repairs.
http://developer.ezaurus.com/slj/doc...ds/busybox.asp Has the list of commands

<blockquote]
chroot
chroot NEWROOT [COMMAND...]

Run COMMAND with root directory set to NEWROOT.

Example:

$ ls -l /bin/ls
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Apr 13 00:46 /bin/ls -> /BusyBox
$ mount /dev/hdc1 /mnt -t minix
$ chroot /mnt
$ ls -l /bin/ls
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 40816 Feb 5 07:45 /bin/ls*
[/blockquote]
You would, of course, use your own /dev/hdwhatever instead of /dev/hdc1 and the minix would be ext2, most likely. Once the chroot comand has been issued, you are running your system. You can edit /etc/lilo.conf and run /sbin/lilo or run /usr/bin/liloconfig

I hope this helps.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 02:09 PM   #3
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Ok I've done the install again completly and equally to the other everything seems to have worked fine but this time I didn't installed LILO cause it says that it isn't necessary in some cases and I can install it later with the command liloconfig. But when all ended and when I've done the restart it says Error loading the operating system. What happens here???
 
Old 02-18-2004, 03:37 PM   #4
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Ok If this have to do with the LILO thing then shoud I install it in the root directory???
 
Old 02-18-2004, 08:03 PM   #5
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If you are only going to boot Linux, why not put it in the MBR (Master Boot Record)? You could put it in any bootable partition but it is best not to require too many things to work to get your system booted. It is a good idea to also put one on a floppy so that you can have a custom made rescue bootloader.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 08:31 PM   #6
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OK thanks everything up and running.
 
  


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