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Old 11-27-2003, 10:34 AM   #1
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Distribution: Slackware 10.2
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linux single user mode and lilo installed failed

i just installed Slackware linux 9.1.
My lilo was failed to install.
i installed the boot loader into the superblock of my linux partition which is /dev/hda3.
i have created a boot disk to boot into my linux partition.
when i try to enter single user mode at boot time by typing "linux single",
it prompted "boot image was not found"
Does anyone have any idea how to fix my problem?

I try to run liloconfig with auto mode to reinstall the lilo but it failed again.
Then i tried the expert mode. After i have gone through all the setting,
i press Enter to install the lilo but a dialog show up to prompt that lilo was installing.
But this dialog box won't disappear and i stilll can type my other command at the command
At last i give up.

Can anyone tell me how can i login as single user while booting in?
i was told that i failed to enter single user mode because my lilo was failed.
Does it true?
So how can i install my lilo back and enter the single user mode?
Please: i always forget my root password!

Thanks for help.
Old 11-27-2003, 02:06 PM   #2
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If you're trying to recover your system,
try the following steps.

1. boot from your slackware CD
2. when it prompts you for the kernel, do
   bare.i root=/dev/<your root partition id> noinitrd ro
   where            ^----------------------^ this will be
   something like hda1
3. once booted, remount root (/) red-writable
   mount -o remount,rw /
4. change your root password
5. while there try to run lilo manually, and
   tell us the error message? :)



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