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Old 07-14-2003, 03:06 PM   #1
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Angry Lilo not working correctly after installing slackware.

I just recently installed slackware 9.0 onto a single hard drive no dual boot. I had freebsd 4.7 installed and am loving slackware so much better but I do have one problem I cannot boot without the floppy. I am wondering if the freebsd MBR is still somewhere on the hard drive and if there is a partition leftover from freebsd. Can someone please help ! When I boot up the BIOS tries to boot of the hard drive then asks for the floppy.

lbash-2.05b# lilo
Warning: /dev/hdb1 is not on the first disk
Added Linux *


# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
lba32 # Allow booting past 1024th cylinder with a recent BIOS
boot = /dev/hdb1
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hdb1
label = Linux
# Linux bootable partition config ends
Old 07-14-2003, 03:44 PM   #2
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Do you have more than one HD? hdb1 would be the 2nd drive, first partition. Is this where your kernel image is located?

Old 07-14-2003, 03:51 PM   #3
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I have only one hard drive.
Old 07-14-2003, 04:32 PM   #4
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I found a small dos partition still on the hard drive after going into fdisk on freebsd. Does anyone know how to delete this ? I am assuming it is the mbr for windows that was originally installed on the hard drive.
Old 07-14-2003, 05:26 PM   #5
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if fdisk is a little hard to use, then you can also use cfdisk, which gives you an easier way to format, delete, and add partitions.
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I tried fdisk in slackware and it does not appear. I then booted with Freebsd and used fdisk and it does not show up as a partition after all the type is 0 and it is only 700kb. I am not sure what this is or how to delete. Fdisk will not create or delete that bit of unused space.


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