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Old 11-08-2004, 03:16 PM   #1
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So i formated my linux hard drive and tried to reinstall slackware but i get an error


Right before lilo should start up i get something like this:

L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99

Has anyone else gotten this? How do i fix this? Thanks
 
Old 11-08-2004, 03:22 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...04/05/1/177691 will assist you in reinstalling LILO.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 03:58 PM   #3
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This is what my some of my lilo.conf looks like:

#Start LILO Global Section
boot = /dev/hda

...

#Linux Bootable partion config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda2
label = Slackware

Is there anything im doing wrong?
 
Old 11-08-2004, 04:02 PM   #4
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No, a lot of people have problems with their bootloader, it just needs to be reinstalled. It may be that your mbr became corrupted. It's happened to me a couple of times
 
Old 11-08-2004, 04:48 PM   #5
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how do i reinstall it? it doesn't say how to on that page... i don't have knoppix either
 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:13 AM   #6
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hello????? can anyone help me? i tried running mcedit /etc/lilo.conf and i got an error
 
Old 11-09-2004, 03:08 AM   #7
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Probably the easiest way to fix the L 99 error is to reinstall the whole OS. I've gotten this error before and have tried many different solutions with little or no success (actually none at all). Unless someone knows specifically how to fix this problem it will be faster just to re-install.

Now if you ever get the L 50 error. Use a boot disk or your installation cd to boot into your system and run lilo.conf.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 03:49 AM   #8
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Just reinstall Lilo with a rescue disc. Won't take a second.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:55 PM   #9
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rescue disc? i don't have a floppy driver... and i've tried reformatting my hard drive numorous times and i get the same error... i don't know what i'm doing wrong.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 05:27 PM   #10
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You have the Slackware discs right? The second disc acts as a Rescue disc if my memory serves me right. When you have booted into a rescue session mount your linux hd (something like "mount /dev/hda2 /mnt"). Chroot to it ("chroot /mnt"). Then reinstall lilo "lilo".
 
Old 11-09-2004, 05:29 PM   #11
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What is the same error ?
 
  


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