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Old 04-06-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
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Question lilo instalation & grub

Dear all,
when Lilo fails to install at the first time is there a way to boot from SLACKWARE ISO cdrom and install it from there ? I loged in from boptable CD and downloaded new version of GRUB and tried to compile it but I realized that c,c++ tools won't work. How would u install it from that point instead of starting new installation of the entire operating system over again ? Why there is no such option just to install LILO by itself but u have to go through the entire process.

/dev/hda1 ntfs 10 gb winxp
/dev/hda2 ext3 /root


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Old 04-06-2004, 02:17 PM   #2
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On my last Slack 9.1 installation I had the same problem.
I tried to install Lilo and it failed.

You can boot from Slack Boot CD - CD-1, and to pass to CD kernel to mount root as /dev/hda2

Than you'll have working Slackware and you can edit lilo.conf to fix the problem.

Check if the name of the boot image contains spaces. If it contains you have to remove them, because lilo install fails.

After fixing lilo.conf, just run lilo, and reboot

Everything has to be alright.
Old 04-06-2004, 07:20 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot.


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