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Old 08-17-2009, 12:08 AM   #16
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That's cool Sasha no worries. Have a good night. To any readers I have managed to screw up my lilo configuration. I got an error b/c I used a space when identifying my windows partition. it had mentioned how to change this manually and I treid to boot from the usb boot image I made during install but it says boot image is corrupt. rats!! so now I have to figure out another way to change this any advice help will be greatly appreciated. I will begin reading some long lilo topics to see if I can find it. Thanks for any and all help everyone.

Updated: Finally did setup with dual boot. Not a very difficult thing to do just messed up a couple of times getting setup. If you follow the slackware "how to" and read it the steps are actually there with a few unclear details but you would need to really know linux to be able to understand what they are so for newbs sake just read it and accept it and move on till you can learn it with time. the link I used is:

I suggest you get it and save it for future use if your a newb like me. Thanks to everyone who helped and to those who just read I hope that something I said here helps. BTW I still have some tihngs I'd like to change such as settings that are not available I will prolly be posting again soon.

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Old 08-17-2009, 09:58 AM   #17
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For future reference, if you run into a problem such as a screwed up LILO like you had, you can finish the setup/install procedure, and when done, just run setup again. But this time, just skip over the parts you have already done. You don't need to go through the entire installation procedure again.

So if you want to re-do your LILO config, or maybe re-config which services will be started at bootup, just run `setup` again, select the area(s) you need to alter, and use the 'SKIP' or 'CANCEL' buttons until you get to the part you need; change that part, follow the buttons to 'finish' and exit setup.

So, how's it going today anyhow??

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Or just run pkgtool to run the scripts that you wish to do over or setup differently.


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