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Old 03-29-2002, 08:57 AM   #1
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Slackware 8.0 Bootdisk

I have slackware 8.0 installed on a partition on my first HD. My problem is that Lilo did not install and i am unable to boot into slack.

The boot disk i made during the install, does not work, why i do not know.

Lilo is not that necessary for me as long as i can boot into slack with a boot disk.

I understand that i can download a boot image from the but i get confused as to what exactly i should download. There seems to be many files for the boot disk and would be grateful for some advice on this one. Also, how do i get the images download onto floppy, using rawrite or something.

Hope this is feasible, and thanks in advance.......
Old 03-29-2002, 11:35 AM   #2
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What error do you get when trying to use your bootdisk? Yes, you can use a very generic boot image if you download one if you want. You'll probably need to know what partition root is on to specify at boot though. it'll be something like:

root=/dev/hda5 rw,ro

mounting it 'r'ead 'o'nly or 'r'ead 'w'rite is up to you. rw is better for making changes without hassle.
Old 03-29-2002, 12:43 PM   #3
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Thanks taz.devil,

This is the error i get when i boot from floppy:

loading mount
error 0X10

Over to you and thanks.............


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