LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2004, 02:03 PM   #1
BlinkMM182
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Bootloader - lilo


Ok...Obviously I am still new at this. I got Red Hat 9 to install, however GRUB wont load and returns an error. Since it shares with Win98, I used the fdisk /mbr to wipe it an allow Windows to load normally. However I need to install Lilo to get Linux to boot. How do I do that? I have a rescue floppy, I am just not sure of the command.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 02:29 PM   #2
linmix
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Spain
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 1,993
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 46
Yoyr rescue floppy will probably allow you to boot into Linux. Once you're in, many distros have a "control centre" or something similar from which you can reinstall your preferred bootloader.

Maybe there's a shorter way, but this worked for me.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 02:39 PM   #3
BlinkMM182
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I know, however i cant boot directly into it, so i was wondering if there was another way...
 
Old 06-10-2004, 05:52 PM   #4
J.W.
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 6,642

Rep: Reputation: 69
So is lilo installed then? If so, then you just need to run it. This is what I'd suggest:

1. Boot into Linux using the floppy
2. Open a terminal session as root, then: cd /etc
3. View the lilo.conf file and verify it contains both an entry for Redhat and Windows. If not, post the contents of lilo.conf here so that we can try to assist.
4. Rerun the lilo program. As root: /sbin/lilo
5. Assuming everything works, the output of the above will be one line per booting option, and if that's what you see you're in good shape.
6. Reboot, and you should get the lilo menu. Pick the OS you want and away you go. -- J.W.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 05:11 AM   #5
linmix
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Spain
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 1,993
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 46
I tried with an 'independent' bootloader called GAG (it's at sourceforge). You can run it from a diskette or from your harddisk (try diskette first!!) and it automatically recognises any SO you have installed (up to 9 different ones)
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows 2000 Bootloader vs. Mandriva LILO Bootloader Dregnan Mandriva 7 12-03-2007 10:55 PM
How can I disable the grub bootloader and enable the lilo bootloader? abefroman Linux - General 1 08-06-2005 09:53 AM
Getting lilo or any bootloader back e-radix Linux - Newbie 8 01-16-2005 05:33 AM
lilo bootloader. crapper Linux - Newbie 6 07-16-2004 10:33 PM
Help!!!! How To Get Rid Of Lilo Bootloader kurt9090 Debian 5 05-02-2004 11:06 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration