Odd Slackware Installation Problem
I just built a new computer, 64 bit AMD, sata 80gig seagate drive, via chipset and sata controller. I originally installed suse 9.3 because I was a little nervous about the sata install in slackware. Now, I'm trying to install Slackware 10.1 (from cd), but I'm running into an odd issue.
First of all, here's what I did:
booted from slackware install cd using sata.i at the boot prompt. This process assigned hda = dvd drive and sda=sata drive.
I then formated my sata drive with this command: cfdisk /dev/sda
I started with a 1gig swap partition
I followed with a 79gig linux partion (toggled as bootable).
I wrote the to the partition table no problem.
I then started the setup program.
I added the swap partition... no problem
I added the main parition to /.... no problem
I then performed the full install. This worked with no errors.
I then followed by using the recommended lilo configuration.
The setup program said there was no problem, to exit setup, and then reboot.
This is where I get the problem:
It doesn't reboot, but gives me a grub 17 error. I assume this is a left over from my previouse suse install that I wanted to wipe out. I assumed that when I repartitioned the sata drive, this would be wipred out. Its like my install never was written to disk, but the hd activity light was blinking alot.
I keep trying to install by tweaking a couple of parameters, but I still get the same error. Does it have anything to do with the fact that I formated the /dev/sda drive? I kind of lost, any help would be appreciated.
Btw, I've intalled slackware 10.1 on my work laptop with no problem.
Install lilo on mbr=less headaches.
thank you that worked. -slackeast
I also reboot after setting up the partition table the way I like. Just a thought...
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