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Old 08-19-2001, 08:10 PM   #1
gedi1
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LIL- error message on bootup


Hi all

I think I fixed the problem I had earlier on the thread below but now I have another. I reinstalled and reformatted the /boot only
now everything works ok all the files I need are where they should be the apps I need work ok. Only think is on boot up it hangs displaying LIL- and thats it! Luckily on the reinstall process I made a boot disk and if I use that I can run linux fine - even the GUI! but I cant run my Win98 partition properly. How can I fix this problem? Thanks for your help!
 
Old 08-19-2001, 08:18 PM   #2
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you need to reconfigure /etc/lilo.conf, display the contents of it here if you can... but basically the lil at the beginning isn't finding your configs for whatever OS's you have loaded....
if you reconfigure lilo, make sure if you make any changes.. that you run /sbin/lilo to update and write the changes.
 
Old 08-19-2001, 08:38 PM   #3
gedi1
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lilo.conf

Hi

boot=/dev/hda2
timeout=200
prompt
message=/boot/message
default=dos
vga=normal
read-only
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
linear

other=/dev/hda1
label=Windows

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.2-2
label=linux
read-only
root=/dev/hda5

other=/dev/hda1
optional
label=dos


hope you can tell me whats wrong!
 
Old 08-19-2001, 11:13 PM   #4
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okay make these changes i have made bold compared to your old one.


boot=/dev/hda
timeout=200
prompt
message=/boot/message
default=dos
vga=normal
read-only
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
linear

delete these lines in bold
image=/dev/hda1
label=windows


image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.2-2
label=linux
read-only
root=/dev/hda5

other=/dev/hda1
optional
label=dos


after making the changes, rerun lilo at the command..

Code:
# /sbin/lilo
and that should save the changes and see if that fixes your problem.
 
Old 08-20-2001, 07:39 AM   #5
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THanks



Thanks very much! Everything is now working as it should be.

Thanks for your help..
 
Old 10-04-2001, 04:55 PM   #6
mchampse
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LIL- problem

I am running win2k and mandrake 8. When I try to boot into Windows I get the LIL- message. The contents of my lilo.conf file:

boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
vga=normal
default=linux
keytable=/boot/us.klt
lba32
prompt
timeout=50
message=/boot/message-graphic
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=linux
root=/dev/hda5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append=" hdd=ide-scsi quiet"
vga=788
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=linux-nonfb
root=/dev/hda5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append=" hdd=ide-scsi"
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=failsafe
root=/dev/hda5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append=" hdd=ide-scsi failsafe"
read-only
other=/dev/hda1
label=NT
table=/dev/hda
other=/dev/fd0
label=floppy
unsafe

TIA
 
  


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