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Old 02-08-2005, 03:47 PM   #1
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slackware 9.1 install help

i recently decided to give slackware a shot on my old 550mhz amd compaq. it had been running red hat, but i wanted something that would hopefully run a tad faster on the old girl. so i downloaded slackware 9.1, only to run into problems in the installation. i partitioned my hdd to have a bootable linux partition and a swap partition. installed slackware, etc etc. after the install i cannot get it to boot. the computer begins to boot then hangs up simply saying "grub" on the screen and a blinking cursor. grub of course being one of the linux boot loaders, funny thing is i didn't install/load grub, not intentionally anyway, i installed lilo(i don't need an os selection boot loader btw). any ideas on how to fix? if i run from my bootable slackware floppy and then try to get it to boot to the hdd from that shell prompt it makes an attempt them bugs out.


(also posted this in slackware install help because i wasn't sure where to put it)
Old 02-08-2005, 03:57 PM   #2
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First.. please keep posts to just one forum, so replies can all be together. Second, try booting from one of the many livecds out there, mounting hddN, chrooting into your slackware root, and re-running "lilo" to make sure the changes are done properly. Also, lilo should be set to install to the master boot record (it is most reliable this way, obviously there are other choices.) Also, why is hdd your boot drive? Multi-booting?
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Did you remove the redhat boot partition,was it using grub?


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