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Old 01-02-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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Installing Grub over LILO

Hey folks,

I installed Slackware 10.2 awhile back, but im getting tired of using lilo, I used to use Grub way back, it came as an option in the installation for gentoo during install. But slackware only allows lilo during installation, I downloaded the grub package from, but how do I go about installing grub I ran "installpkg grub-0.xx.tgz" it installed the package but lilo still starts at boot. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
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I recommend that you don't uninstall lilo completely until you've got grub working. You can remove lilo from your boot record with:

/sbin/lilo -u
This will restore the old boot sector which means that Linux won't boot until you either re-run lilo or get grub working. However, at least you won't have to reinstall the package which you would if you removed lilo with (your version may be different):

removepkg lilo-22.5.9-i486-2
I can't help with grub - I ran it previously under Fedora C4 but never looked at what it was doing...
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I would think "grub-install /dev/hda" should work; maybe you'll need --root-directory, but probably not. See the doco on
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Normally you would just run:
and then from within grub:
root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)
That is assuming that the partition you want to boot from is the grub equvalent to /dev/hda1. (aka /dev/hda1 = (hd0,0))

After that is done you will have to create a /boot/grub/menu.lst file.

Or you could have searched through this site and gotten THIS link which would help you.


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