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Old 02-24-2003, 09:45 AM   #1
rvijay17
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fiddling with lilo.conf


I was fiddling with lilo.conf and by mistake, I think, changed the 'timeout' parameter to ZERO. So the boot menu shows up and quickly loads Windows which is the default one. I tried to use Explore2fs that reads the Linux fs but I am not able to change the lilo.conf file.
I also do not have the boot floppy.

What could be done the change the lilo.conf setting.

regards,
vijay.
 
Old 02-24-2003, 09:57 AM   #2
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Well depending on what distro your using, most you can boot with the cd you installed with, going into a rescue mode to get into the system to edit or fix whatever.
 
Old 02-24-2003, 09:59 AM   #3
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Thats why you never fiddle with Linux. "Do or do not, there is no try." I would boot from an installation cd and go into rescue mode.
 
Old 02-24-2003, 10:04 AM   #4
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If you have a distro on CD it probably has a rescue mode. If not you can down load a boot floppy disk from
http://www.toms.net/rb/

Once booted to linux mount your root filesystem and then fix lilo.conf then

chroot /mnt/<root_mount_point> (change to actual mount point)

rerun lilo
lilo

reboot PC
 
  


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