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Old 10-03-2003, 08:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy lilo problems


hi... i used to dual boot redhat and xp..

yesterday i repartitioned my hard disk wiping clean

my entire linux partition coz i want to switch to slackware..

today i installed slackware but cant seem to be able to boot

into it because the lilo that redhat installed still persists and it

doesnt provide a slackware choice but instead still offers the red

hat like ( which goes no where anymore coz i removed it )
 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:14 AM   #2
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With a Windows bootdisk:

boot from disk
type fdisk /mbr and hit enter
you will then need to reboot and install lilo (you'll need to boot from your linux bootdisk or install cd to do this)
 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:58 AM   #3
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oh.. thanks! one more thing.. is it possible to tri boot xp-redhat-slackware?
 
Old 10-03-2003, 10:36 AM   #4
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Yes. If you do a search, that question has come up several times recently. There should be enough info in the posts to get you started.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 12:09 AM   #5
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boot from disk
type fdisk /mbr and hit enter
you will then need to reboot and install lilo (you'll need to boot from your linux bootdisk or install cd to do this

--- is there any other way i could do this without using a boot disk? apparently... im unable to boot into my usb floppy disk drive.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 12:12 AM   #6
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Hope

Can you boot from the CD. I think there is a rescue mode in there somewhere.

Sorry, Mandrake user. Can't be to specific.

 
Old 10-04-2003, 12:20 AM   #7
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boot from the xp cd? i tried booting using slackware cd and running the fdisk there.. tried out fdisk /mbr but it gives and error about not being able to find /mbr...
 
Old 10-04-2003, 12:26 AM   #8
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Ooops

Me Mandrake user. I'm getting ready for Slackware though. Got the CD's. You may have to boot from a linux floppy to fix that. I can boot from my Mandrake CD and fix on mine but Slackware isn't bootable if I recall correctly.

May want to see if someone else jumps in to help. Slackware user maybe. Sorry.

Someone help.

 
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got it to work! thanks! im now tri booting mandrake 9.1 slackware and windows.. and trying to get some more space to accomodate redhat perhaps.. =)
 
Old 10-04-2003, 01:51 AM   #10
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Uh oh

You sound like me. I want Mandrake 9.2, Slackware 9, Gentoo 1.4, Linux from Scratch and a couple of others to. Need bigger drive, much bigger drive. Also need DSL. Here comes that rant again. Better go.

Later

 
  


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