Quote:> When I originally installed Slackware, I choose to have LILO put
> on a floppy rather than the harddrive (because at the time I still
> needed NT's boot manager there). Now I dont need that anymore, and
> I'd prefer not to rely on a floppy disk for booting my system
> (especially since I have no idea how to make a copy of it).
> So, I was wondering if someone could tell me how I can install LILO
> on the harddrive (it's a 1 hard drive system, SCSI), and boot that way.
1. Copy of floppy: To make an EXACT copy (on the bit-level) of a floppy, do
"dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/dev/fd1" is you have two floppy drives, or
"dd if=/dev/fd0 of=tmp", change floppies, "dd if=tmp of=/dev/fd0" for only
2. Installing LILO in the MBR: It's mostly a question of changing the
"boot" entry in "/etc/lilo.conf" to the place, where you want to install
LILO, e.g. /dev/sda (for the MBR).
NOTE: not "/dev/sda1", as that would be the boot sector of the first
partition, not the MBR!!!
Afterwards run /sbin/lilo and be happy.
For details read either the man page for lilo or the excelent LILO-Howto