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Old 01-15-2005, 05:14 PM   #1
phinaliumz
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Unhappy Booting LILO gives just "L"


Oops I did it again ...

While I was seeking new things to learn in Linux world, I found fascinating world of compiling kernel by my own. I made all by the book, except for that one little thing I figured just when I rebooted.. I forgotted to run lilo

Booting now gives just "L" to the screen which little Googling gives meaning of that LILO cannot get to second part of booting up. My distro is Mandrake 10.0 community, and first CD of the set works as rescue CD, which I booted, and mounted my harddisk. Then I chroot'd to /mnt/hd and run "lilo -v" and I had the usual stuff which lilo prints when its installed. I rebooted again, but still, just "L"

I panicked. Booted on rescue CD again, chroot'd and run "lilo -M /dev/hdd". I also edited lilo.conf so lilo would boot only regular Mandrake kernels and not my own making.

Didn't help Still, unfriendly "L" on black screen.

I read HOWTO's, man pages, searched these forums, googled, but I just don' t figure it out on my own. Maybe its small detail I haven't yet noticed, I don't know. Can anyone help?
 
Old 01-15-2005, 05:41 PM   #2
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You probably just need to rerun lilo as root: /sbin/lilo

More info can be found here on how to interpret LILO error codes -- J.W.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 02:52 AM   #3
phinaliumz
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Quote:
Originally posted by J.W.
You probably just need to rerun lilo as root: /sbin/lilo

More info can be found here on how to interpret LILO error codes -- J.W.
rerun as /sbin/lilo, nothing changed, still boots only with "L"
 
Old 01-19-2005, 07:11 AM   #4
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I still need help on fixing this Anyone please?
 
  


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