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axeb 02-16-2010 05:31 AM

No bootloader. Any recourse?
 
Installed Slackware today, but I did not run liloconf before rebooting. I wanted to try the flash boot on usb. This did not work. Any suggestions?

zordrak 02-16-2010 06:03 AM

http://blog.tpa.me.uk/2009/09/29/re-...kware-boot-cd/

axeb 02-16-2010 11:14 AM

Excellent. Just what I was looking for but could not find. Thank you. I will try this.

axeb 02-18-2010 06:33 PM

Didn' Work
 
Had some trouble with this. Ran the commands, but didn't work. Please explain the edit of lilo.conf.

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axeb 02-18-2010 06:47 PM

Binding dev to foo returned a wrong fs type error.

axeb 02-18-2010 07:05 PM

...nevermind :) I could have just mounted a kernel with the root parameter and run liloconfig.

I do like the way you think. Good thing I'm not in a hurry.

axeb 02-18-2010 07:33 PM

Don't I need to run lilo after creating the config file? A bit confused now. Adding "lilo" to lilo.conf does what?

I simply rewrote the config file. If lilo isn't installed...?

axeb 02-18-2010 11:36 PM

Well, I simply booted with the ramdisk, then ran liloconfig. I wish I understood how to complete the steps from your tutorial, however. I wasn't able to run lilo. Perhaps there is some requisite knowledge I failed to apprehend. I thought you were saying to simply rewrite the config file, but you have to finish by running lilo to institute the changes, right?

zordrak 02-19-2010 02:20 AM

The idea is that the steps put you back into your system regardless of how screwed up your boot configuration is. this gives you the opportunity to fix whatever you did wrong with your lilo configuration. Once in, you edit the lilo.conf file until you think it is correct and then run lilo. The bind mounts ensure that lilo knows everything it needs to about your hardware so that it can install itself according to your configuration.

axeb 02-26-2010 12:18 AM

That much I understood. But I wasn't able to run lilo at all.


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