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Old 02-28-2004, 07:40 AM   #1
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Question Slackware Bootloader Help

I am trying to install Slackware Linux next to WXP and I''m running into some problems. Preivously I have instaleld Fedora Core, so I already have GRUB as a boot loader. I am able to gte Slackware to install, but I have to boot it from the CD.

Here is my partition table:
hda1 - WinXP
hda2 - NTFS
hda3 - /boot (from Fedora)
hda4 - Extended Partition
hda5 - /
hda6 - Linux Swap

Do I still need /boot? Should I install LILO to the MBR? I'm not certain of where Fedora installs GRUB. I would prefer to get rid of GRUB and just use LILO.
Old 02-28-2004, 08:52 AM   #2
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You probably still need /boot, because you have to boot into a primary partition. Wheater you want to install lilo to mbr depends on wheater you want to install lilo... It's a matter of taste.

If grub is the first thing that shows up when you boot your computer, it is installed to mbr.

Be aware that if you haven't set lilo correct up, there is a chance you will be temporary unable to boot your computer.
Old 03-02-2004, 02:53 AM   #3
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edit you grub config file to include an entry for slack. search the forum for help on this as it has been mush discussed.
Old 03-08-2004, 04:16 PM   #4
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I got slackware to work with grub by putting these in the boot config for grub

root (hda0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz ro root=/dev/hda1

hope that helps you may need to change it slightly for hour setup, i don't know how to get it to work with windows i'm sure you can google it.
Old 03-12-2004, 10:22 AM   #5
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yes, install LILO to the MBR


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