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Old 10-25-2002, 10:07 PM   #1
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I'm lost...

Ok, I fianally took the plung into Slack 8.1. I made all the boot disks, installed everything I wanted. I rebooted and i come to a
grub > prompt. What do I do now? I installed lilo not grub....

Old 10-26-2002, 07:54 AM   #2
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Was your system in use by Suse or another grub based distro? It sounds like you installed lilo to the partition table but the MBR is grub. I would think reinstall lilo but change it to the MBR and that should remove grub and allow lilo to boot the install. Booting Win95 or Win98 and running "fdisk /mbr" should also take care of it. Or you could look at smart boot manager program and install that. ( )

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Old 10-31-2002, 09:16 AM   #3
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Boot your install from the slackware cd and reinstall lilo to the mbr.


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