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Old 06-21-2005, 04:40 AM   #1
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reverting to debian lilo!


Hi,
I have three flavours of Linux on my system - Debian, Mandrake and Xandros. Installed chronologically in the same order - Debian, then Mandrake and finally xandros. When installing Xandros, I chose to install lilo on MBR.
Is there any way I can restore the lilo of Debian?
 
Old 06-21-2005, 06:15 AM   #2
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open debian and type:
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lilo
follow any istructions this produces. you probably want to update /etc/lilo.conf first though.
 
Old 06-21-2005, 10:40 AM   #3
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I tried that - gave lilo -v at root prompt. Here is the output -
------------------------------------------------- QUOTE
LILO version 22.6.1, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2004 John Coffman
Released 17-Nov-2004, and compiled at 12:32:32 on May 25 2005
Debian GNU/Linux

Reading boot sector from /dev/hda5
Warning: Kernel & BIOS return differing head/sector geometries for device 0x80
Kernel: 65535 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors
BIOS: 1024 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors
Warning: boot record relocation beyond BPB is necessary: /dev/hda5
Using BITMAP secondary loader
Calling map_insert_data
Mapping bitmap file /boot/coffee.bmp
Calling map_insert_file

Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-1-386
Mapping RAM disk /boot/initrd.img-2.6.11-1-386
Added Lin_2.6.11img0 *

Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-1-386
Mapping RAM disk /boot/initrd.img-2.6.8-1-386
Added Lin_2.6.8img1

Writing boot sector.
/boot/boot.0305 exists - no boot sector backup copy made.
Boot sector relocation performed
--------------------------------------------------------- UNQUOTE

Even after doing this I end up with Xandros lilo when I reboot. I have configured a bare-bones lilo. But if it works out well, then I will add the remaining flavours of LInux and winblows as well to it.
 
  


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