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Old 05-29-2012, 04:59 AM   #1
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Smile L01 01 01 01........


It was fine till yesterday, my Slackware used to boot normally. But today I don't know what happened, when I power on my PC it starts to print L01 01 01 01......and continues for about 15 minutes and then only Slackware boots.


How to boot it fast? It would be a great help.
 
Old 05-29-2012, 07:05 AM   #2
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Those lines say that somethings wrong with your bootloader "lilo". Look here and see how it compiles to your specific problem.
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bootdisk-HOWTO/a1483.html
 
Old 06-02-2012, 01:41 AM   #3
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Unhappy May be corrupt disk

I re-installed Slackware in the disk. Same problem happened.
Then I thought of checking the disk by installing windows there, I tried that. During the process of installing Windows, PC restarts a lot.
When my PC restarted for first time it displayed the "disk read error" messege. I tried it again, same situation happened.

Is it the fault of my hard drive, so that Lilo is showing L 01 error?

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Old 06-02-2012, 01:48 AM   #4
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check if making changes in grub.conf works or not...reducing time in grub.conf might resolve this issue
 
Old 06-02-2012, 02:16 AM   #5
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Smile Grub???

Hello Manish, Lilo is the default boot loader for Slackware. I don't think that Grub is inbuilt in Slackware. I tried editing Lilo for many times, it boots normally for first time after making change in Lilo file, but same case happens after that.
 
Old 06-02-2012, 04:10 AM   #6
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I suspect a failing hard disk. The LILO first stage bootloader is getting an "invalid disk command" BIOS return value. I would backup any important data to alternative media immediately. Do 'smartctl -H /dev/sda' or 'smartctl -a /dev/sda' report any problems?
 
Old 06-02-2012, 06:46 AM   #7
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slackware as well has the grub loader ready as a package. Should be somewhere under the alternative directory on the install medium.
Beside that Iwoulddefinitetly make a backup as already sggested. It does not hurt and makes your more adventureoustrying out thinks.
 
Old 06-02-2012, 07:58 AM   #8
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Smile GRUB And Backup

Oh, if that is the case then I'll try to install GRUB from disk. And thanks for the suggestion to backup my data.
 
Old 06-02-2012, 08:21 AM   #9
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I know this problem ( not very well ), a friend of mine had the same problem with grub which kept printing ( GRUB GRUB .... ).

I think your hard disk is clean, the problem is with your MBR ( something messed it up ).

You should backup your data first and re-install LILO ( I'm not sure that will fix it ).


What I did with my friend is to re-partition which has fixed it ( his hard disk is 7 years old now ).

I hope that will help.

J.A.X

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Old 06-02-2012, 08:27 AM   #10
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Try Ultimate Boot CD, they have great partitioning application, a command line application that can give you option to access your MBR.

An option I don't know how to access uisng fdisk .
 
  


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