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    Slackware 9.1 Booting the Kernel

    hi! I just installed slack and it is awesome! except for the fact that I have boot the kernel from the cd. WHy doesn't it boot from the HDD itself? Thanks! And how do i make it boot from the HDD? My default is right now KDE! How do I change it to gnome?

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 Booting the Kernel

    [quote author=shebang link=board=7;threadid=8689;start=0#msg78474 date=1076772015]
    hi! I just installed slack and it is awesome! except for the fact that I have boot the kernel from the cd. WHy doesn't it boot from the HDD itself? Thanks! And how do i make it boot from the HDD? My default is right now KDE! How do I change it to gnome?
    [/quote]

    Can some one please help me. Don't worry about the wm manager. I got it fixed but my LILO refuses to boot the HDD! please help me!

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 Booting the Kernel

    hello,
    1. check teh boot sequnece in the BIOS.
    2. Was lilo or grub installed?

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 Booting the Kernel

    [quote author=pbharris link=board=7;threadid=8689;start=0#msg78478 date=1076781198]
    hello,
    1. check teh boot sequnece in the BIOS.
    2. Was lilo or grub installed?
    [/quote]

    lilo. I even checked the BIOS sequence a lot of times. :'(

    It says




    Installing Linux Loader........



    and the bottom:

    root@darkstart`#:

    the curson keeps blinking does that mean that the installation is over?

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 Booting the Kernel

    no, but it should say something like
    Added Slackware *

    where Slackware is the name of your partition, did you add any partitions to lilo?

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 Booting the Kernel

    What does your /etc/lilo.conf have in it?. You may have to edit by hand. Slackware has a great program for setting up lilo correctly on install, unfortunately it is not very inuitive. Frankly it is the only thing that ISN'T intuitive on a slack install.

    Anyway after editing your lilo.conf you may have to put some arguments on lilo to get it to load to mbr--something like this I think:

    lilo -M mbr

    Happy slacking

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    Re:Slackware 9.1 Booting the Kernel

    He gave up on slack

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