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Old 09-20-2003, 02:23 PM   #1
SCVirus
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ghost lilo


i had mandrake 9.0 installed and desided to switch to redhat on that partition, (i completly reformatted my linux parition), but the lilo from mandrake is still there. no matter what i try its the only bootloader that will start up. (i belive i put it on my master boot partition) what can i do. i hate booting from a floppy.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 02:38 PM   #2
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you need to edit the file /etc/lilo.conf
there should be a line at the top of it that says something like
boot = /dev/fd0

change this to read /dev/hda (if you have an ide harddrive)

then run
# lilo
 
Old 09-20-2003, 02:39 PM   #3
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whoops mistake

you should change
boot = /dev/fd0
to read
boot = /dev/hda

not just /dev/hda
 
Old 09-20-2003, 02:49 PM   #4
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i already did that. my lilo is set up fine .thats not the problem. the problem is an old boot loader comes up instead. one that i cant seem to find or override.

Last edited by SCVirus; 09-20-2003 at 03:32 PM.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 05:14 PM   #5
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well like already mentioned, did you run lilo for the changes will take effect that you made? its located in the /sbin folder if you didn't know or if you didn't do this step yet...
 
Old 09-20-2003, 10:53 PM   #6
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yes i did.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 10:54 PM   #7
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ok can you try to do two things...
1) post your present lilo.conf file that you are trying to get working...
2) and, post the output after you run the lilo command..
 
  


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