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Old 07-31-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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How to boot slackware without a USB drive?


Hi everyone, I've installed slackware and got a bit stuck so I hope someone can point me to info about how to sort it or give me some tips. Thanks.

Background: Before this I was using Ubuntu, but I decided to use slackware from now on. So I installed it using a DVD and using the setup program also formatted a USB drive since it asked if I wanted to. After this I could boot into slackware fine (including getting into KDE with startx) and I can shutdown using halt -r now. When I boot with the USB drive in it says "Welcome to the Slackware Linux custom USB boot stick!".

Problem: If I turn on the computer without the USB drive it goes into "grub recovery". I don't know what I should do if I want to boot the computer without the USB drive. I also don't know why GRUB is coming up because I thought it had installed LILO.

Sorry if it's a stupid question but I'm new at linux and a bit stuck so thanks again for any advice!
 
Old 07-31-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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Seems to me that the install of LILO has not worked as intended and the Grub you see is a rest of your Ubuntu installation. Solution:
1. Boot from your install DVD.
2. Mount you Slackware partition and chroot to it.
3. Adapt /etc/lilo.conf to your needs and run the lilo-command.
4. Reboot.
 
Old 07-31-2011, 06:59 PM   #3
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Seems to me that the install of LILO has not worked as intended and the Grub you see is a rest of your Ubuntu installation. Solution:
1. Boot from your install DVD.
2. Mount you Slackware partition and chroot to it.
3. Adapt /etc/lilo.conf to your needs and run the lilo-command.
4. Reboot.
Thanks, that was exactly what I had to do! I edited the configuration file with liloconfig and chose the MBR option. Now I can boot without a USB or DVD.
 
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