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Old 02-23-2001, 11:23 AM   #1
Volatile
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Angry 64RAM, Lilo, and boot disk.. HELP :(


I am using Redhat 7.0


OK, I boot linux from a floppy. It was made by the redhat instalation program. Now my computer has more than 64M RAM, but of course it only is picking up 64M or RAM. I looked around and found I should add something like: append="mem=192M" , because I have 192M RAM. and I should put that in my lilo.conf file located in the ect/ directory. Ok here is the kicker, all the sites say run lilo so it can make the neccsary updates, and lilo is in the sbin/ direcorty as well, NOW I BOOT FROM A FLOPPY. there is a lilo.conf but no sbin/ directory to run lilo again ON the boot floppy, so it can pick up my changes. So how can I get the computer to start up with 192M without haveing to type it in at the lilo prompt. I'll try anything .

Thanks,
Mike

PS: and how can I get my mousewheel to work , damn I didnt know how much i used it until now.

[Edited by Volatile on 02-23-2001 at 11:25 AM]
 
Old 02-23-2001, 12:39 PM   #2
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mkbootdisk

try this.. with a blank floppy in, as root, issue:

/sbin/mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.2.16-22

substituting whatever kernel you have. If you look in /lib/modules you can see exactly which version you need to put here.

I think it will use what's in /etc/lilo.conf to make that boot disk.
 
Old 02-23-2001, 03:23 PM   #3
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Just a thought, but have you tried running lilo after making changes to the lilo.conf on the floppy.
Alot of the time you don't even need to run /sbin/lilo, you can sometimes actually just type lilo and that should work. I don't know if that would work, but maybe worth a try.

Who knows....if it works, you can write a howto on it. HEHE. I am bored at work so please no funky comments on my post.
 
  


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