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Old 02-05-2004, 09:41 AM   #16
Tnichols
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I am going to try installing Slaceware 9.1 again booting off a CD instead of floppy. I am running out of things to try.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 05:22 PM   #17
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that didn't work either.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 07:12 AM   #18
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Question grub vs lilo

i was wondering if there was an option to choose grub for a start up program instead of lilo when you install linux?

it is just a thought. i am not that experienced in Linux to give much more help than that. it appears that you've tried almost everything.

i found the following at this thread http://www.examnotes.com/article1033825.html

when you went for reformat your drive did you do an fdisk /mbr which clears the master boot record. i bet a normal fdisk and format doesn't touch the mbr which is where LILO resides....

maybe that will help.... hopefully.....

Last edited by SoliTear; 02-06-2004 at 07:18 AM.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:42 AM   #19
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i had the same problem yesterday when i was installing Mandrake 9.1. what you have to change when installing it is the way it boots. i changed that and it works graet
 
Old 02-06-2004, 09:14 AM   #20
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when you say "change the way it boots", can you be more specific? I don't really know how to do that.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 02:14 PM   #21
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lilo errors

i had a similar problem not too long ago..
but it said L 01 01 01..

anyhoo, a person gave me this link and it ended up helping me.
it lists lilo errors, maybe it can help you too.

http://www.wlug.org.nz/LiloErrorCodes
 
Old 02-06-2004, 03:06 PM   #22
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I got it to boot!!! It works again... at least one time....

Here is what I did...

When loading LILO, it asks where to put it.... I usually just took the default, but this time I said, put it in the Master Boot Record. Even though it says this is possibly UNSAFE...

I am going to try booting it again.... I hope it works again...

Thanks everyone for your help...

Last edited by Tnichols; 02-06-2004 at 03:24 PM.
 
  


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