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Old 11-06-2004, 12:52 PM   #1
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i have installed slackware and it work fine. then one time i started it up and it did not boot correctly. the screen shows a bunch of 9's. i reinstalled it and the same problem ocured. is there a file im missing or what? any help would be appriciated. thanks

Old 11-06-2004, 12:56 PM   #2
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This is a problem with you boot loader... did you install lilo or grub? To the MBR or the first sector of your installation partition?
Old 11-06-2004, 01:15 PM   #3
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sounds like it can't find your lilo.conf
Old 11-06-2004, 01:21 PM   #4
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Leo1 when it's installing, and it comes the LILO part, choose Expert Mode and select Install to MBR (it's not dangerous as it says).
If you don't want to reinstall, boot with CD 2, mount your Slackware partition in /mnt (or where you want) then, chroot /mnt and run as root liloconf or liloconfig I don't remember now.

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please try to use a sensible thread title next time.
Old 11-06-2004, 10:38 PM   #6
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Is this a dual boot machine? I have slack installed with XP as a dual boot and lilo is installed on the slack root partition (the superblock option during the slack install). I've had the 999.... s happen on several occasions, usually after I make changes to lilo.config. I found the easiest solution (using both slack 9.1 and 10) is to grab the first 512 bytes off the slack boot partition again and copy the bootsect.lnx file to the XP root partiton. Just let it overwrite the existing bootsect.lnx. Reboot and you will be a happy slacker once again.


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