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Old 10-19-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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lilo gives an error on installation

I´m currently trying to install slackware 12 on my pc, the thing is that
lilo doesn´t install when it is asked to, just gives me an error and the installation procedes, and then i can´t boot my pc, i already the safe-disk mod, retried to download/burn again , and still nothing.
Starting to think that slackware doesn´t like me XD
Old 10-20-2007, 12:47 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

You haven't provided enough details about what you did -- where you tried to install LiLO, etc.

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Also, mind sharing with us the nature of the error that lilo gives you ? I mean, I'm sure I can think of many different errors all potentially generated by lilo, each pointing to a different problem and a different solution.
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I've tried to install lilo with all 3 options (mbr,floppy etc) and it gives an error saying that lilo wasn't installed, and to boot from safe-disk. Then the installation procedes doing everything without error. When i try to boot it from the safe-disk it gives an erro saying "System boot failure - Insert system-disk".
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Firstly check your bios if MBR or virus protection is enabled or not. If enabled, please disable it. When you put Slackware DVD and come to Lilo installation, you will be asked where to install. I suggest that you choose MBR (be aware, that it will replace your default bootloader).
Old 10-20-2007, 02:50 PM   #6
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Try installing lilo with the expert config. When I install, Slack sees my DVD-RW as SDA and my HDD is SDB, I have to tell it to install it too SDB.
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I did it, it was that thingy virus on the bios :P
eheh tks guys


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