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Old 04-08-2003, 09:16 AM   #1
infernus
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Unhappy Lilo booting problem


I have a problem booting LILO from hard disk.
It stops at "LI".
Works fine under boot disk.

Configuration:
Redhat 7.3
RAID 1 - mirroring
Fasttrak TX Driver
partition - /boot, / & /swap
LILO install @ MBR

Is there something wrong with my RAID configuration or LILO/MBR corrupted?

Have tried fdisk /mbr but still not working.
 
Old 04-08-2003, 12:24 PM   #2
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I think it is just waiting for you to enter something. I'm not an expert at this but I think 'LI' is just the LILO prompt. Try just hitting return, or entering 'linux', or perhaps '1'.
 
Old 04-08-2003, 01:16 PM   #3
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You should boot with a boot disk, go into your system and install lilo in your MBR.
 
Old 04-09-2003, 02:57 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by serz
You should boot with a boot disk, go into your system and install lilo in your MBR.

Thanks for the reply.

Could you please tell me how to install lilo into the MBR?

Thanks
 
Old 04-09-2003, 08:58 AM   #5
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To begin with from what youre saying you allready have Lilo Installed.

If you want to see the list of O/S's installed to choose from them press the left Shift button when you see the LiLo.xx.xx prompt appear.

If not the n in order to install Lilo to your MBR you need to go to the command Line and run LiloConfig (Ithink its upercase L cant remember)
You should now be presented with the Lilobuilder screens.

The process itself is relatively simple just go thru the options starting from 1 read the instructions and add bootable partitions etc.....
Eventually you will be prompted to state where to Install Lilo simply select MasteBootRecord (MBR) from the list and you should be fine.

Note ----- Keep the bootdisk in case something goes wrong (It shouldnt but you can never be too Carefull)

If you cant run liloconfig go to google or www.ltdp.org and search for lilo


Hope this helps!!!

If you need more info go to http://gus-br.linuxmag.com.br/livro/on-line/c1710.html
 
Old 04-10-2003, 06:28 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the reply.

I managed to solve the lilo problem. It has something to do with the motherboard (FastTrak) Raid driver.
Successfully done the harware mirroring.

But a new problem occurred. I've got the kernel panic error message when booting. Cannot find init.

What might be the problem this time?

 
Old 07-03-2003, 03:27 PM   #7
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Hello, I connected my lapton yesterday to a tv and the graphical display for logging in has been los, I can login in alpha numeric mode But I really need the graphic mode, what do I need to change?
I already tried startkde and startgnome and none of these work
Any ideas?
 
Old 07-03-2003, 05:47 PM   #8
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try startx, this will start your default windows manager

hope this helps
 
Old 07-04-2003, 04:57 AM   #9
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Hello, I already tried startx and it works, however it does not read my .cshrc file and I cannot use netscape, maple, etc . Something must have auto-deconfigured when I tried to connect the computer to the tv, but everything works fine under windows....
 
  


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