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Old 04-02-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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Booting Grub once kernel is loaded.

Ok, so I've just gotten slackware 4 (.1 i believe) to test it out and possibly use it as a single boot or a dual boot.

So, I get everything setup in the installation and (I thought) I told it to load up Grub but i just get a terminal for root after everything loads up, a login actually.

So I login as root (only account there is now) and I get a terminal, so how do I boot up grub?

Sorry if this has been asked, but I'm very unfamiliar with this links browser, so searching through pages of results would be difficult...

thanks in advance
Old 04-03-2004, 12:50 AM   #2
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I think you actually want to load up X instead of GRUB. GRUB stands for GRand Unified Bootloader and it is what loads the kernel in the first place. If your computer is loading the kernel and booting up, you don't need to worry about GRUB.

In order to start X, the graphics server, you need to:
1) type "xf86config" and follow the instructions to set up your X configuration
2) create another user with "useradd -G users,audio,wheel -p <password> <username>"
3) type "xdm" to start the X desktop manager
4) log in as a non-root user (never log in to X as root)

fwiw, Slackware 4 is absolutely ancient. If you want to give slackware a fair trial, you should get 9.1
Old 04-03-2004, 12:56 AM   #3
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yea, i meant xdesktop and gnome (not grub, duh)

thanks, and I think I have slack 9 (whoops) it's the latest version, i know that


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