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Old 10-22-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy trouble installing Slackware 11

I'm trying to install Slackware 11 on an HP media center edition PC. Everything works fine up until I try to do the liloconfig during the initial install phase. Once I complete all the paramaters for lilo and hit ok, it says it failed to install. I proceed from here and restart my computer but nothing happens. any ideas?
Old 10-22-2007, 06:36 PM   #2
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Is that using the Advanced install? I've never done that, just the simple one and install to the MBR.
Old 10-22-2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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Hi Kage6060, Welcome to lq. You could use the make a boot floppy option, and then use it to get into your system and diagnose further.
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thanks, I figured out the problem. I was installing to the root instead of the MBR. everything works well now!

by the way, is there any way I can mark this thread as solved or something?
Old 10-23-2007, 05:31 AM   #5
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it's ok to install lilo in your root partition as long as you set your existing bootloader to boot your root partition. with this setup, the existing bootloader will run first then invoke lilo.


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