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Old 02-16-2010, 05:31 AM   #1
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Question 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?

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Old 02-16-2010, 11:14 AM   #3
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Excellent. Just what I was looking for but could not find. Thank you. I will try this.

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Old 02-18-2010, 06:33 PM   #4
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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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Old 02-18-2010, 06:47 PM   #5
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Binding dev to foo returned a wrong fs type error.
 
Old 02-18-2010, 07:05 PM   #6
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...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.

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Old 02-18-2010, 07:33 PM   #7
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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...?

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Old 02-18-2010, 11:36 PM   #8
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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?
 
Old 02-19-2010, 02:20 AM   #9
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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.
 
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That much I understood. But I wasn't able to run lilo at all.
 
  


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