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Slackware 14 uses 3.2.29 kernel. in my boot directory after upgrading are vmlinuz-generic-smp-3.2.29-smp and vmlinuz-huge-smp-3.2.29-smp, etc. Is there a difference in these, and which should lilo point to?
See the "switch to a generic kernel" part on this page, it explains them very well.
In short, you want a generic kernel running the system after you're done with the installation, since it runs a little bit faster and loads fewer things.
Ah, somehow I messed up. I think I did it right, but there is a kernel panic and now I cant boot. I am using an Ubuntu livedisk to access my slackware data, so I was able to edit the lilo.conf. But now I cant set it to the MBR due to the inability to run the command "lilo -v" from inside the livedisk.
Any way to manually move the new lilo conf to MBR? For now I cant bootmy computer either way.
Ive been using these directions that I found on a different threadZ
~#mkdir /slacktemp #temporary mount point
~#mount /dev/your_device /slacktemp #the device you installed to
~#chroot /slacktemp #change to yours
~#cd /slacktemp/etc #change to directory with lilo.conf
~#vi lilo.conf #edit lilo.conf, if need be
~#lilo -v -t -b /dev/your_device #sda, hda this will only test
~#lilo -v -b /dev/your_device #this will write to your boot device
So far I was able to mount my slackware inside an Ubuntu liveCD that I happened to have around. Then I was able to chroot it. Finally I am able to run lilo! Very tricky! But there is an error:
I Yeah that was the problem, glad you got it working,
It doesnt kernel panic now, but I still cant boot that generic kernel. It gives an error related to not being able to find "mnt" or to mount /dev/sda2 as root, even though that is root. It also said could not find "init". That is from what I remember. I installed a non-generic kernel in order to get around using that suck livedisk. Though I restarted so many times with that livedisk I became proficient at mounting and chrooting folders and filesystems as root. Good experience, but I would rather just avoid such troubles. Never realized what chroot was for.