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Old 02-16-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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Question on LILO


What's up Ya'll?

I'm getting ready to re-install slackware 12.2 on my laptop. For the fun of it actually. It's a dual boot. I have a a 220 GB harddrive that has two parts /dev/sda & /dev/sdb. Currently I have a boot stick for linux on a thumb drive and I believe it uses the sda1 part of my harddrive to boot. I'm kind of nervous installing LILO on that part of my harddrive because of a fear that I won't be able to log into vista again. Is that the case? What do I select when choosing a LILO Destination? A Root, or MBR? I think it's the most critical part of the installation and I don't want to mess it up.
Any insight you can add for me?

Thanks
Slacker Padawen.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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What's up Ya'll?

I'm getting ready to re-install slackware 12.2 on my laptop. For the fun of it actually. It's a dual boot. I have a a 220 GB harddrive that has two parts /dev/sda & /dev/sdb. Currently I have a boot stick for linux on a thumb drive and I believe it uses the sda1 part of my harddrive to boot.
I doubt it. These things are usually self-contained. Do you have any linux boot files on sda1?
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I'm kind of nervous installing LILO on that part of my harddrive because of a fear that I won't be able to log into vista again. Is that the case?
No.
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What do I select when choosing a LILO Destination? A Root, or MBR?
mbr is usual - though there is a lot more grub about these days.
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I think it's the most critical part of the installation and I don't want to mess it up.
Any insight you can add for me?
Well you can relax - in the worst case, you can just rescue Vista.

(In the best case - Vista will be completely erased ... )
 
Old 02-17-2009, 12:48 AM   #3
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(In the best case - Vista will be completely erased ... )
Thats a good quote.....
 
Old 02-17-2009, 01:47 AM   #4
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In BIOS setup You have to enable lba32 mode and at the stage of bootloader installation too....
 
Old 02-17-2009, 02:17 AM   #5
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Thanks ya'll,
unfortunately I still have vista, but that's only because I have a wife that uses my computer. I reinstalled linux and this time it works GREAT!!!
 
Old 02-17-2009, 04:51 AM   #6
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Great stuff - don't forget to thank the post that helped or tell us what worked if none helped.
Better yet - hunt down someone else in trouble and help them.
 
  


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