Cent OS install on an Optiplex 320... installed lilo... need help with lilo.conf
found that Grub does not like the "stupid" dell Optiplex 320. Installed CentOS but does not boot from hard disk. It will only boot from cd/dvd. I installed the lilo boot loader and created the lilo.conf file but when i ran the lilo command I get 2 warnings. cannot find /dev or /proc
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
What version of CentOS??? 3/4/5??? 32 or 64-bit???? Which version of lilo, where did you get it, how did you install it??
I was able to get Optiplex 320 to boot without using a fedora boot cd. (The Fedora Boot CD will let me choose "boot to local disk" and it boots)Without the CD No such luck
I even tried Grub2 (1.95)
LILO came through for me!!
I got this one from DAG (lilo-22.8-1.el5.test.i386.rpm)
lilo did not like LVM (/proc /dev /sys errors)
Here is my lilo.conf file for CentOS 5.1 ( Should work for the Fedoras too)
Well, I'm glad you got lilo working and CentOS5 installed. You should update the system as your next step as a number of updates(including the kernel) are available;
Thanks DoubleJoon... You've been a big help....
No more problems!!!!
I had the same problem with Debian on the Optiplex 320, Grub just does not work on this hardware.
The key in lilo seems to be the option pci=nomsi which if I recall had to be used at the boot: prompt to get the Debian installer to run on this machine.
This is the lilo.conf from from my Debian Etch box on an Optiplex 320
I know your issue is already solved, but I figured I'd put this here as an additional reference for future searches.
One can always download the CentOS updates ( http://mirror.chpc.utah.edu/pub/centos/5/updates/ ) and use createrepo ( http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/createrepo/ ) to create a local mirror.
Sample locale media file;
name=CentOS-$releasever - Media
# if on local hard drive remove the comment below
# if on removeable CD/DVD media remove the comments below
Yes one can create the local repo directory then burn to media to save space.
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