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Problem with lilo.conf at Slackware 12.2

Posted 03-29-2009 at 04:21 PM by mfduqued

I try to make lilo.conf, as a table that it has two columns and one row, but lilo but lilo says:
Fatal: bmp-table: value out of range [2,11]
Why?, Can I can do this table?
My lilo.conf file is:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
# Append any additional kernel parameters:
append=" vt.default_utf8=0"
boot = /dev/sda

# Boot BMP Image.
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Dell PC slackware 12.0 installation and networking

Posted 03-29-2009 at 05:14 AM by shannonbay
Updated 03-29-2009 at 05:19 AM by shannonbay

Just bought a second hand Dell for my studies. My PC did come with a Win XP installation but since I didn't have internet access I couldn't figure out how to partition my hard drive for the slack install without overwriting XP (which was fine).

Installing slackware was easy - I just let it install everything (4.5+ GB) which was fine since I have 40GB to fill up, and I'm not that much of a prolific coder.

Learned that it's a dual core processor (two tux's). I actually...
LQ Newbie
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Sudo And It's Intended Purpose

Posted 03-29-2009 at 04:47 AM by JulianTosh
Updated 03-29-2009 at 04:48 AM by JulianTosh

Sudo And It's Intended Purpose

I've seen many threads on LQ regarding the use of 'sudo' and each time I'm shocked at how often this utility is misunderstood.

Here I will will try and convey my interpretation of its intended proper use and describe alternate methods of accomplishing the same tasks more securely or in a best use context.

'sudo' is a utility that grants authority to run very specific commands as root from a non-root account, or specifically,...
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Thoughts about the command line

Posted 03-29-2009 at 03:36 AM by bitpicker (Bitpicker's Blog: Random musings and rants)

The following started out as a comment to this blog entry by Carla Schroder on But it quickly became too long so I decided to simply post it here.

Any interface is a metaphor for what you're really doing: shifting zeroes and ones around. Absolutely everything you ever do on the computer is just a metaphor, whether it's using a GUI, the CLI or even programming.

And like language metaphors, different metaphors are useful in different contexts and apply...
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GRUB error 12, 15 at WinXP booting

Posted 03-28-2009 at 09:39 AM by Rad_69

hi papseddy,

thanks for advise but real life is more funny. at parallel I have tried setup pptp_vpn and after that action my pc went to continual reboot... PC booted GUI and switch to cli and back. Then I tried to recovery XP at first partition but I did not do it. Then I tried to recivery XP on both portitions and received error 17 at grub mode...

any thoughts?
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