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Just for your information, I decided to upgrade my Slackware 12.2. I did: slackpkg update slackpkg upgrade-all Unfortunately, the connection went down during the upgrade, leaving me with a system ...
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    Upgrading Slackware 12.2


    Just for your information, I decided to upgrade my Slackware 12.2. I did:

    slackpkg update
    slackpkg upgrade-all

    Unfortunately, the connection went down during the upgrade, leaving me with a system with no internet access, no sound, and no write access to ntfs partitions due to a different kernel. I didn't complete the process not knowing I had to run lilo. That was the trick; running lilo. After restoring from backup and trying it a second time, the upgrade runs lilo, altho not properly. I ran lilo -v. To run it and get the boot sector to my vista bcdedit system (writing to ntfs), I had to boot a Knoppix live cd and run:

    mount /dev/sda2 /media/sda2
    chroot /media/sda2 lilo -v
    dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/media/sdc1/linux.bi count=1 bs=512

    Just wanted you to know.

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    I've only run Slack a bit here and there... so my advice is gonna be minimal.
    Can you boot to Slack at all?
    If not, can you boot to a LiveCD and try to install Lilo from there?

    If not, are there any specific errors that you could post?
    It would help get you sorted.
    Jay

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    No, everything's fine. I got it working. Sorry to make you think the wrong thing. I just wrote this post because I never saw any information on chroot and wanted to write it down, for your information and mine.

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