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Old 05-24-2003, 12:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy redhat wont leave me alone


ok all this week ive been going back and forth between slack and hat and ive finally decided that slack is what im going w/ cuase its way faster and even tho its somewhat confusing for a noob like msyelf i htink its worth it to learn. but the problem i installed slack 9 and formatted my harddrive to get rid of redhat9 but its lilo loader is still there now whenver i start up it scans the bus find the harddrive says hda1......ok then it says grub (redhat lilo loader) and that stops the slack lilo loader from working... my question is how do i make it go away . any help would be greatly appriacted ... thanx
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Old 05-24-2003, 12:29 PM   #2
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Do you have other OSs installed on your system? If not, you might want to you fdisk and activate your slack partition as the boot partition.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 01:08 PM   #3
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i dont have any other os's on my system and slack is already partitioned to boot its the only parition i have on my system and i made sure to set it to boot any help is greatly appriciated.... thanx
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Old 05-24-2003, 01:13 PM   #4
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In a root term "lilo" and see what it returns. Did you install lilo to the MBR when you installed Slack? You /etc/lilo.config should read "boot=hda" and not "boot=hda1".

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Old 05-24-2003, 03:44 PM   #5
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if you have a windows boot disk you can boot with it, go to the c: prompt and enter fdisk /mbr this will remove the master boot record. You can then boot up slack with your slackware boot disk (you did make one didn't you?) and then can run lilo.config and setup lilo again.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 03:53 PM   #6
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slackware boot disk (you did make one didn't you?)
If you didn't make a boot disk, boot the installation CD, then at the boot: prompt, type...
bare.i root=/dev/hda1 noinitrd ro

This will get your system up and running, then from the command line you can install lilo to the mbr...

lilo -M /dev/hda
lilo

Red Splat/Grub should then be gone...
 
Old 05-24-2003, 05:20 PM   #7
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just boot into slack 9 and type lilo config, then choose expert, and its simple from there, install onto mbr.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 09:38 PM   #8
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thx for the tip bout how to make a boot disk if one didn't initially - printed that out to add to my binder.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 09:57 PM   #9
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lol u have a binder well i shoudln't be life cause i have a folder w/ files of stuff ive leanred about linux.... oh well all the advice worked and now my system boots properrly and redhat is finally gone
 
Old 05-24-2003, 11:49 PM   #10
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Yay to you!!!
 
  


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