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Old 07-12-2001, 12:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy help0101010101!!!!!


I have Corel Linux installed on my computer but whenever i start my comp and the splash screen should come on i se 0101010101010101010... it goes on forever. does anyone know what i need to do to fix this if you do it would be a great help.
 
Old 07-12-2001, 01:37 AM   #2
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Sounds like a LILO problem. Do you have a boot disk?
 
Old 07-12-2001, 04:25 AM   #3
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I'd agree with mcleodnine. Did you install LILO to your MBR (master boot record) or your Superblock. I've seen this happen when its been put on the superblock. If you do have a boot disk then have a look at /etc/lilo.conf and post the contents.

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 07-12-2001, 12:01 PM   #4
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I have a boot disk but it is only to install Linuxand i think it is LILO is there any other way to fix this if I dont have a boot disk or is there a way I could get a boot disk if I have Windows on my parents computer.
 
Old 07-12-2001, 12:03 PM   #5
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Oh, it didn't ask me where to install LILO so I dont know where it is.
 
Old 07-12-2001, 09:32 PM   #6
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If you need a universal boot/utility floppy, try tomsrtbt. Read the FAQ for instructions.
 
Old 07-13-2001, 12:39 AM   #7
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I can't get tomsrtbt to work even after i read the FAQ i get an unknown error are there any other good ones I can use:smash:
 
Old 07-13-2001, 12:51 AM   #8
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Tomsrtbt is the most recommended, and I'm not sure about others. Try a search at Google for "linux boot disk" and see what comes up.
 
Old 07-13-2001, 02:17 PM   #9
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i got a boot disk but dont know how to get to the lilo.conf from the actual linux only the one on the boot disk itself because i know little about linux.
 
Old 07-13-2001, 03:09 PM   #10
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I am betting this won't make a lot of sense to you.. but read it anyway:

http://www.geocities.com/rlcomp_1999/recovery.html


KevinJ
 
Old 07-13-2001, 08:31 PM   #11
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well I got fe up with being unable to get it to work and I tried installing Windows on a partition and Linux on another and now when i boot it just shows a blinking "-" and thats all it never gets past that might have to give up and go back to windows although i really don't want to
 
Old 07-13-2001, 09:23 PM   #12
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All right, here we go... Try installing Linux again... If you get the same error then do the following to get LILO on your MBR.

Get out your boot disk again and get to a prompt as root. Did you create a sperate boot partition? If so then use the following, otherwise scroll down to the next section!:

START HERE

Make a directory called fs using
Code:
mkdir fs
Now - do you remember where your root file systems is?? I hope so. In this example I'm gonna assume its /dev/hda3, adjust it to suite where your root filesytem really is. Now mount your root file system on your newly created fs directory using
Code:
mount /dev/hda3 /fs
Now I'm assuming that your boot partition is /dev/hda2, again adjust this to fit the actual value. Create another directory called /bootfs using
Code:
mkdir /bootfs
and mount your boot directory there using
Code:
mount /dev/hda2 /bootfs
Now edit /fs/etc/lilo.conf (using vi or pico or whatever editor takes you fancy!) so that it contains the following: (there's not really a space between each line, its just how the forum renders the 'code' sections!).
Code:
boot = /dev/hda
delay = 50
vga = normal
image = /bootfs/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hda3
  label = Linux
  read-only
Now save the file and exit the editor. Next run
Code:
lilo -C /fs/etc/lilo.conf
to install LILO to your MBR and have it loading the existing kernel on your hard disk.

Now remove the boot disk and reboot. Hopefully this will bring up the system correctly into Linux. Logon as root again and edit /etc/lilo.conf to change the image= line so it reads
Code:
image = /boot/vmlinuz
save the file and exit. Now run LILO again by simply typing
Code:
lilo
This last step isn't strictly necessary but it'll confirm that if you recompile your kernel in the future that LILO will be happy.

STOP HERE

If you don't have a seperate /boot partition then do the following

START HERE

Make a directory called fs using
Code:
mkdir fs
Now - do you remember where your root file systems is?? I hope so. In this example I'm gonna assume its /dev/hda3, adjust it to suite where your root filesytem really is. Now mount your root file system on your newly created fs directory using
Code:
mount /dev/hda3 /fs
Now edit /fs/etc/lilo.conf (using vi or pico or whatever editor takes you fancy!) so that it contains the following: (there's not really a space between each line, its just how the forum renders the 'code' sections!).
Code:
boot = /dev/hda
delay = 50
vga = normal
image = /vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hda3
  label = Linux
  read-only
Now save the file and exit the editor. Next run
Code:
lilo -C /fs/etc/lilo.conf
to install LILO to your MBR and have to loading the existing kernel on your hard disk.

Now remove the boot disk and reboot. Hopefully this will bring up the system correctly into Linux. Logon as root again and edit /etc/lilo.conf to change the image= line so it reads
Code:
image = /vmlinuz
and now run LILO again by simply typing
Code:
lilo
This last step isn't strictly necessary but it'll confirm that if you recompile your kernel in the future that LILO will be happy.

STOP HERE

Hope that makes sense, have a go and post your questions back here.

cheers!

Jamie...

Last edited by jharris; 07-13-2001 at 09:28 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2001, 12:39 AM   #13
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OK I did what you said and it still didn't work but I wrote down what it said after I did the commands.
after the command mount /dev/hda3/fs (mount /dev/hdb2 for me) it said EXT2-fs warning: mounting on unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended


and after the command lilo -C /fs/etc/lilo.conf it said Warning: /dev/hdb is not on first disk
open /boot/boot.b: No such file or directory

Then when i rebooted it started and said L 010101010101010101

 
Old 07-14-2001, 12:57 AM   #14
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Here is the URL from the Corel Website knowledgebase that refers to your specific problem. Below is the text. Hope it helps.

http://kb.corel.com/kbdocs/UNKNOWN/C...NG0_201989.htm

After installing Corel® LINUX® the system reboots and "L" followed by an endless stream of "01010101" appears on the display.


This usually indicates that the file /boot/boot.b is in a location that the BIOS is not able to access. Quite often the hard disk is on the secondary IDE interface or the Linux boot information does not reside prior to the 1024th cylinder. If the BIOS has LBA enabled, the 1024th cylinder will be at around 8 gigabytes. With LBA disabled it is around 540 megabytes. When partitoning the drive, ensure that Corel LINUX's partition does not begin after the 8 gigabyte mark (for most LBA drives). If the hard drive is on the secondary IDE interface, also try switching the hard drive it to the primary IDE controller.

GOOD LUCK!!!
 
Old 07-14-2001, 11:13 PM   #15
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I think I know what my problem was. When my old hard drive crashed Windows let me boot off of the primary slave ( I did this because I couldn't find a jumper to make it the master). I'm assuming that Linux won't let me do this. So I'am gonna try making it the masteror finding another disk that is a master and installing Linux on that(The problem with the old disk was the FAT was bad so I'm gonna see if Linux can use it).
 
  


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