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Old 08-22-2003, 05:30 PM   #1
cmack
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quick question relating boot


what is the location of the arch vmlinuz?

I added the following to my lilo (originally configured in slack) to no avail.

image = /boot/vmlinuz #this is where I think the problem is
root = /dev/hda4 #another possible screw-up point - arch calls it something else I know, but what? Also, I am currently triple booting Win2000, Slackware, and Arch #(well, trying to), and this lilo was set up in Slack, so I used slack's method of referring to partitions.
label = Arch
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What's wrong?

Thanks,
Cam
 
Old 08-22-2003, 06:27 PM   #2
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What error do you get when starting up?

OK, check what partition Arch is on:

#cfdisk /dev/hda


But Arch uses DevFS, so you could try using that, something like:

/dev/discs/disc0/part4


Stupid question, but have you ran "/sbin/lilo" after updating?
 
Old 08-23-2003, 03:08 PM   #3
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yeah, I ran the command "lilo" after updating (only on my second try though, so it wasn't that stupid of a question). I don't get an error, just a blank screen - I can't even ctrl alt del. I'm going to try to point lilo towards /dev/discs/disc0/part4 instead of /dev/hda4.

I'll let you know what happens,
Cam
 
Old 08-23-2003, 03:30 PM   #4
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ok, using the cd as a rescue disk, I can boot into /dev/discs/disc0/part4 properly (and being my first time into arch, I like it, but I have A LOT of configuring to do - I didn't do any at install time). However, using lilo does not work. I changed the "image = " into "other = " though, and haven't had a chance yet to change it back, so the problem may lie there.

Thanks for your help,
Cam
 
  


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