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Old 07-12-2004, 12:31 PM   #1
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installed windows (agian) after linux install

Ok, here's my problem, when I installed linux I had windows installed, however after booting to windows it gave a whole shit load of errors and some weird network connection i couldn't get rid of, anyways I'm lazy and just "repaired" windows, however that got rid of lilo. No for the bad news, I had a boot floppy, but my dad was working on someone's computer and needed a floppy to make a 98 boot disk and well I wake up and there he is in front of my computer, no more floppy. Er, that was more of a rant, but can I use the cd to boot to linux and how do I a.) create a new floppy boot disk or b.) re-install lilo?

Old 07-12-2004, 12:46 PM   #2
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I think you can boot from the 2nd Slackware CD and boot with your root partition by indicate it at the prompt. Once booted you can make a boot floppy with the tool :
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Boot up with the Slackware install cd, the first one. At the boot: option as if you were going to install it again, type something along the lines like this:

boot: linux root=/dev/hdXX

Where XX is the drive letter and number of where you installed the / partition for Slackware. This will boot your system up normally and then you can reconfigure lilo, run it, etc.
Old 07-12-2004, 12:50 PM   #4
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Ok thanks I'll try that, I haven't used slack in a while and can't remember the hda? part I know it's not 1 cause that's windows...

regards and thanks,
Old 07-12-2004, 06:12 PM   #5
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trying doesn't hurt, yes windows will be hdX1

/ is in most cases hdX2

so just starting with hdX2 and go on like that hdX3 .....
till something usefull happens

good luck
Old 07-12-2004, 08:13 PM   #6
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run lilo as root after you load linux, will reinstall lilo to the mbr
Old 07-13-2004, 11:49 AM   #7
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Yea I got it fixed it was all me and not you ??!!! Er yes it was hda2 I got everything fixed and have about 4 floppies with lilo on them placed strategicly around my room.... Thanks for the help no I'm off to get mysql, php. apache and telnet and working.....correctly



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