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Old 04-24-2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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liloconf not working on Slack 11.0

Hey everyone,
I've just installed Ubuntu as a second operating system to my Slack 11.0, so I went to configure lilo to chose between them, but liloconfig seems to be broken. Like, I type liloconfig as root and nothing happens. I can still run 'lilo' (and it can't find the Ubuntu I manually entered, which I why I want to run the config program), but running liloconfig gets me no messages, nothing except for like 2 seconds of computional time and a newline.

Any ideas?
Old 04-24-2007, 02:30 PM   #2
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This sounds like it is Slackware specific, so you might have better luck in that forum.

Are you running liloconfig as root? Do the other Slackware installation scripts work? Try starting "pkgtool" and see what happens there.
Old 04-24-2007, 02:40 PM   #3
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Edit the /etc/lilo.conf file in slackware and to update the bootrecord just type /sbin/lilo in the command prompt. and reboot to test. ( recommend making a backup just in case )

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Old 04-24-2007, 05:13 PM   #5
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Lol, I just had the same problem but with Fedora Core 6, look here:
Old 04-24-2007, 07:25 PM   #6
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Genius! moschops, you're link worked perfectly. I didn't know you had to mount the other disto partition in the first disto. Although it makes total since because lilo wouldn't know where to look. Anyway, case closed, thanks a bunch!

(PS DAMN Ubuntu takes a long time to load...)


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