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Old 01-30-2005, 08:39 AM   #1
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option to choose during installation of slackware 10.0

Hiya pplz need ya lil help
during slackware 10.0 installation im asked for to choose kernel n given 3 options 1-bootdisk 2- skip 3-cdrom what shd i choose and also shd i install lilo or grub in my mbr or anyother option as there will 3 option will be given to me one is mbr other is root parition and 3rd is skip what shd i do
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Old 01-30-2005, 09:07 AM   #2
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cdrom mbr and lilo or grub both are good,I use grub.
Old 01-30-2005, 04:26 PM   #3
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as far as the kernal goes, i learned the hard way, the best thing to do is skip it and use the kernal u have been using to install slackware

stay away from selected a kernal from the cd, its rele complex

and as far as grub vs lilo, i use lilo, jus make sure u use the safest option and make a boot disk
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Hey Kool,

Just like 04 said, I always select bare.i or bareacpi.i (for my notebook) when I am doing a fresh install. I always keep this kernel option available incase I compile a custom kernel (which I always end up doing) and something goes wrong. Now, regarding lilo, I have tried many different ways, but installing it to the MBR always works best for me. One side note, when I fdisk my hd, I always make sure the swap is the last partition of the drive, and I always mark the / as bootable. Hope this helps. Oh, actually , one thing I did that helped on my notebook was to uncomment the "compact" option in lilo. Let me know if any of this worked for you.



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