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I tried to install the Slackware 10.1 distro a few days ago. I have 2 FAT32 6 GB hard drives. The installation seems to have gone OK as my partitions ...
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    Installation problem


    I tried to install the Slackware 10.1 distro a few days ago. I have 2 FAT32 6 GB hard drives. The installation seems to have gone OK as my partitions are named as Linux ones. But I can't get my computer to boot the damn thing. I've messed around with BIOS for ages & no matter what I try it automatically boots the install program again. The partitions are marked as hdd5 & hdd6 I was wondering if that may change anything. Also when I run the installation it claims that there are other partitions present. My Windows OS used the second hard drive for the recycle bin, but from what I can tell thats been completely deleted.

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    Did you install lilo?

    Also, there are options you can pass at the setup prompt to boot an installed system if you know what partition it is on. If you can boot Slackware that way you can see if lilo is installed and configured correctly.

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    Re: Installation problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Hemsworth
    I tried to install the Slackware 10.1 distro a few days ago. I have 2 FAT32 6 GB hard drives. The installation seems to have gone OK as my partitions are named as Linux ones. But I can't get my computer to boot the damn thing. I've messed around with BIOS for ages & no matter what I try it automatically boots the install program again. The partitions are marked as hdd5 & hdd6 I was wondering if that may change anything. Also when I run the installation it claims that there are other partitions present. My Windows OS used the second hard drive for the recycle bin, but from what I can tell thats been completely deleted.
    Is Windows still installed and you are therefore setting up for a dual boot?

    Assuming you do have Win installed then did you configue LILO (the boot loader) when you did the installation?

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    All is now well with Slackware. I tried installing the wrong kernel. But I'm still not sure what those other partitions are doing, because I formatted both hard drives before installing slackware.

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