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I have this problem of booting up slackware 10.2 without using the cd after installing it. i've set my partition as such /boot /dev/sda1 Primary Partition (EXT2 filesystem) 50MB / ...
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    Unable to boot without slackware cd after installation


    I have this problem of booting up slackware 10.2 without using the cd after installing it.

    i've set my partition as such

    /boot
    /dev/sda1
    Primary Partition (EXT2 filesystem)
    50MB
    /
    /dev/sda2
    Primary Partition (Reiserfs filesystem)
    200MB
    rest of disk
    /dev/sda2
    Extended Partition
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    /usr
    /dev/sda5
    Logical Partition (Reiserfs filesystem)
    2048MB
    /home
    /dev/sda6
    Logical Partition (Reiserfs filesystem)
    1024MB
    /usr/local
    /dev/sda7
    Logical Partition (Reiserfs filesystem)
    2048MB
    /var
    /dev/sda8
    Logical Partition (Reiserfs filesystem)
    100MB
    /tmp
    /dev/sda9
    Logical Partition (Reiserfs filesystem)
    100MB
    swap space
    /dev/sda10
    Logical Partition (Reiserfs filesystem)
    128MB

    i did not install the packages that will be installing for X-Windows cause i only need the console base interface. And this is solely a linux machine without any dual-boot.

    Can anyone tell me what are the possibility of errors of missed steps that made me unable to boot slackware without the cd. I'm new to this so your help is much appreciated.

    I've use sata.i kernel to have access to the SATA hard disks installed in my Ultra 20 machines.

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    where did you install lilo? you might try installing it to mbr. the other options i never could get working. but your problem does sound like lilo is not running and not loading slack.
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    Agreed

    I agree it does appear that you havn't written to your drive any form of mbr .You could try booting from the cd again and after it's loaded and you've logged in run

    liloconfig


    Try running in easy mode first, failing that select expert and follow CAREFULLY the on screen instructions.

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