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I'm a total newb and am trying to install Slackware 9.1. All went well until I rebooted. I get nothing but ones and zeros cursing across the entire screen. When installing lilo, I opted to try the "automatic installation".
The other options were install to a floppy, or, something else that "could be dangerous" according to the install program. I tried the auto install twice, once with network configured, once without. I could not get past the
network logon, so I tried the last few times without configuring network.
Anyway, the install guide asked if I would like to do the auto install of lilo,
but there would be more work to do later to make it "bootable" again it said, with fdisk. I tried to use the boot disk created during the install proccess, and it seems to work but the /dev/hda1 IS bootable according to
fdisk. This is where lilo is I believe. If anyone has any ideas please help!
You don't need to mark a partition as bootable for linux to boot off it. So that is not the problem. What you need to do is change you setting in lilo.conf to install lilo on /dev/hda instead of /dev/hda1. That is the "could be dangerous option" but the reason why it "could be dangerous" is it will overwrite any other boot loader you might have because it will install lilo to the MBR. Once you have changed the setting run lilo and try to boot then and see if it works. If not, try getting grub, I have always had more luck with it anyway.
I did as you suggested in your first reply about doing the Dangerous thing.
It was'nt so dangerous after all. I got the Fat Penguin sitting on top of my screen. At the bottom it says dark login. This is a good thing! Now it's installed but I can't do a damned thing 'cause I don't know the commands.
How do I get to the KDE desktop? I can learn from there. Thanks again.
I got kdm.... then selected kde and it came up fine. I entered a user name and pword but I get "login failed". I hav'nt set up any users yet, so this is probably why. I'm getting off my thread here but how is this done? Thanks.