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timetraveler 04-28-2010 12:43 AM

How to run lilo from install dvd to reinstall lilo to MBR?
I have installed slackware13 but I need to install lilo to the MBR. During the install I wrote to the superblock.

I rebooted to the install dvd but when I get to the root prompt there's no lilo or liloconfig. There's fdisk and cfdisk and other tools.

Is there an easier way to get to lilo then going throught the entire install? I must be missing something here...

zordrak 04-28-2010 04:30 AM

Re-installing LILO from a Slackware Boot CD

timetraveler 04-28-2010 10:29 AM

This might help someone else find their way.

I went through part of the install up to where it mounts the disk that has the slackware install on it.

then ctrl-alt-f2
cd /mnt
sbin/lilo -C etc/lilo.conf -M /dev/sdd mbr


Now I have to figure out how dependencies work to install other packages.

zordrak 04-28-2010 10:49 AM

.. or you could have followed the ridiculously easy steps in the link I posted ..

timetraveler 04-28-2010 12:43 PM

Your post was too late zordak. Besides my steps are even easier. Don't take it personally or anything.

onebuck 04-28-2010 01:48 PM


Just a few useful links to aid in your endeavors;

SlackwareŽ Essentials
SlackwareŽ Basics
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
Getting Started with Linux

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links' . More than just SlackwareŽ links!

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