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Old 02-20-2007, 04:58 AM   #1
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Just installed grub; anything I need to check b4 reboot?


Yes, I just installed grub here on my machine. I think maybe once I read that you cannot have two bootloaders installed or it'll cause problems? I had lilo installed and now I just installed grub. Should I go into package manager and uninstall lilo? Also, this thing with my vmlinuz- image that was stated in my lilo.conf file, is it updated in my grub file? Do I need to reinstall my kernel since grub has been installed? I was just wondering about that one because after I compiled my kernel, I did a make install and it ran a lilo execution in the end. Should I perform make install again for it to do what is necessary for grub? Thanks!!
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I only use grub, including on Slack, but it wasn't a slack package, and I never used one of Pats extra kernels, soooo ...

You will no doubt have to manage updates to menu.lst yourself.
If you saw some lilo output from the make, sounds like the Makefile is "tailored" by Pat - in which case you may have lilo back in the MBR. Try the following, and look for eyecatchers
dd if=/dev/hda count=1 | strings
Presumes hda as your boot disk, and "strings" is installed. I haven't run Slack for ages, so I don't know if those are valid presumptions.
Old 02-20-2007, 05:37 AM   #3
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It's all good. Computer froze for some odd reason, and had to hit the restart button, everything's good.

Thanks anyway


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