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Old 08-11-2007, 06:43 AM   #1
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Smile Install Lilo and Grub.

Good morning, i just only finish install Red Hat linux, during installation, i choice [skip install Boot loader "LILO"]. Than now i cannot boot into OS. Actually i also want to try how to install BOOTLOADER(LILO&GRUB) manually, so i skip install boot loader during installation.

1. Now i cannot boot in to OS.
2. Please show me how to boot and install "LILO or GRUB" boot loader. Please show me Both "LILO & GRUB".Thank you.
3. If i want to install Bootloader(LILO or GRUB) in MBR or in first partition how to do it?
4. If i want to do "Multi boot OS", example now i have 1 pc already running in Windows XP, i want to install Linux and can boot either one.

Please help me, thank you very very much.
Old 08-11-2007, 07:23 AM   #2
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i just only finish install Red Hat linux
... which one?

i also want to try how to install BOOTLOADER(LILO&GRUB) manually, so i skip install boot loader during installation.
... and you did this without first finding out how to do this and not realizing that a bootloader is needed in order to boot? <sigh>

In the first place, it is inadvisable to install more than one bootloader at a time.

You need to boot from your install media and enter "linux recovery" at the boot: prompt. This will get you a root shell prompt (#) in single-user mode.

IIRC: you then need to enter "grub-install /dev/hda"

There are more complex approaches:

This will get you a bootable system. The rest of your questions are copiously answered on the web and in these forums. Happy hunting.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 08-11-2007 at 07:25 AM.


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