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Old 12-29-2003, 07:19 PM   #1
ftonello
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H.T. install Slackware in a brand new HD with no windows


I have a Slackware 8.1 instalation cd(came with a magazine) and want to use to install it in a new machine with a blank HD. (and don't want ot install windows....Just Slackware...)
I've tried to make those two partiotns and instalation goes well....but when was aked to boot the system did no recognised the slackware instalation...the system locked up....said " system not found" and was waiting for something in the drive a or the cdrom....
I've created the linux partition and the swap partition...and instlaed all software....what i need to the installed software boot from it self...
I don't know what i did wrong?
Does anyone knows some good tutorial to explain some basics about installing slack without windows??? I just find tutorials explaining windows x slackware...so confusing....
Thanks for everyone who can help me...
 
Old 12-29-2003, 09:18 PM   #2
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Sounds like something went wrong with installing LILO. I think that's a BIOS message and not a LILO/Linux message. When the LILO part comes up during the install, it says you can skip it or choose to put LILO various places. Don't skip it and do put it in the MBR.

Does the system boot with a boot disk? At least then you'd know it was correctly installed otherwise. If you can, then just install LILO then.

Of course, I guess it's possible something's wrong with the hard drive, but I'd try software solutions first.

Another thought - it's possible to enable a boot from a CD-ROM and disable it from the hard drive. Make sure the HD is still in the boot order somewhere.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 01:51 AM   #3
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Try reinstalling and when it asks you if you want to create a bootdisk say 'yes'. Then, whatever goes wrong you will at least be able to boot your system. 'X windows' Has nothing to do with Microsoft Windows. It's the GUI used in Linux. You will probably want this unless you want to just have a 'Command Line Interface' (a black screen with just letters). The bootdisk is for emergencies. You should install lilo to the MBR for booting your system.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 03:50 AM   #4
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I think you're right about LILO issue.Because in fact is a BIOS message that says about missing system on disk...
U can discard problems in HD because i've installed again win 2000 and everything is fine...NO bad block...(brand neew HD from maxtor).But i don''t want windows mixed with linux...(it just was insatled again for test hd..)
When in installation it was asked me about directions for some files...but as i followed the magazine instructions (i'm a newbie) i just hitted enter...and the instalation goes fine until the end...
I made the boot disk at the installation...is possible setup the place of lilo again? Because the system can be perfectly booted from a disk...
I already tried that., but i don't know what to do when shell comes up...
Gnashley said about put LILO in the MBR....i think this is the way to get this fixed....
I remember at my friends computer a menu appears at the boot time and aks what system do u want ot use windows or LInux...
IS this created automaticaly ...or no???Just for know
But remember that i just want to use LINUX...
Thanks for all

Flavio
Happy new year !!!!

Last edited by ftonello; 12-30-2003 at 03:55 AM.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 05:10 AM   #5
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i think the problem can be in your partitions definition...
i don't know if it is default but you need to make the "/dev/xxx" where you installed the Slack bootable.. Otherwise the thing won't work... i think..
I hope it works..
 
Old 12-30-2003, 07:36 AM   #6
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Quote:
I made the boot disk at the installation...is possible setup the place of lilo again? Because the system can be perfectly booted from a disk...
Is lilo.conf on the hard drive at all? - if so

to re-install LILO - su to Root user in an xterm - then

gedit /etc/lilo.conf

change the

boot=..............

directive to

boot=/dev/hda

then save the file, then back in the xterm type

/sbin/lilo

to reinstall LILO and the new map - and then try booting from the hard drive - make sure if youve been booting from a disk you change the BIOS to boot back from the hard drive again to test.

Last edited by Skyline; 12-30-2003 at 07:38 AM.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 06:00 AM   #7
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run liloconfig in order to do the configuration of /etc/lilo.conf then run
lilo -t -v to see if there are errors then if all is okay run
lilo to actually install lilo to the chosen location
 
  


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