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Old 12-19-2004, 03:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy lilo ? or what


when i boot up, it says GRUB

whatīs that?
 
Old 12-19-2004, 03:50 PM   #2
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Groteque Ridiculous Ugly name for a Boot loader.

GRand Unified Bootloader - a newer bootloader the GNU folks wrote because LILO wasn't Invented Here. (And, in all honesty, it had limitations it's since overcome.) Either one will boot your box.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 03:51 PM   #3
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It's GRUB program. It's equivalent to LILO. Are you able to boot up correctly or there are problems?
 
Old 12-19-2004, 06:59 PM   #4
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i cant boot up no... and i havenīt used linux för a long time.. and i donīt remember how to do =)

it just says GRUB :s


i just installed slack 10.0
 
Old 12-19-2004, 07:03 PM   #5
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Something's wrong, then. (I mean, aside from not being able to boot.) Slack defaults to LILO, so either something's *really* screwed up or you accidentally chose GRUB when you installed. Might want to try again or wait for a GRUB expert - I've never used it; LILO works for me.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 07:15 PM   #6
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i chose lilo.. but it dosenīt work.. i installed it 2 times..
 
Old 12-19-2004, 07:47 PM   #7
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You mean you got LILO and *it* doesn't work, or tried to install it and *that* doesn't work? I mean, is it just GRUB failing, or both? And what happens when it does fail?

And actually, *is* it failing? Pure blank screen but for a word or is there a prompt? Maybe just need to hit enter or login or pass an option if you can. I dunno - I'm heading out, but try to post up some specifics on your hardware, install method, and exact errors and I'm sure someone can help you out. Good luck!
 
Old 01-03-2005, 05:36 AM   #8
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i cant boot up no... and i havenīt used linux för a long time.. and i donīt remember how to do =)

it just says GRUB :s
I had this problem with my one server, I tried installing red hat on it to try it out, and grub loaded into the MBR. I wan not very happy with RH (slacker for life) so i went back to try and installing slack on my system, and low and behold, it keeped doing this to me, I actually started using a boot floppy for a while anyways, where are you trying to install LILO to? My problem was I would always install it to the superblock (there was a warning that MBR might be unsafe) without realizing that grub was still in the MBR, so i finally installed LILO to the MBR and this solved my problems.

hopefully this helps
and good luck.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 05:41 AM   #9
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yeah, if you choose the option to install lilo to the mbr, it should overwrite a previous version of grub. I prefer grub over lilo, coz I run a few distros on my PC and with lilo, I have to run it everytime I update a kernel on the other partitions, whereas with grub I don't.
 
  


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