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Old 10-09-2004, 03:40 PM   #1
NKYG
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Lilo can't find vmlinuz but its there!


Hi

I installed Peanut Linux on an

Intel Pentium 2,
350MHZ,
4GB HDD,
64MB RAM.

It all installed fine but I can't get Lilo working. Liloconfig says there's an error but doesn't specify what.
Running #lilo -t returns the error
"Fatal: Read /boot/vmlinuz: No such file or directory"

looking in /boot clearly shows a file called vmlinuz is present, along with
System.map
boot-menu.b
boot.b@ (listed in blue)
chain.b
mbr.b
boot-bmp.b
boot-text.b
boot_message.txt
ins64a.bmp (pink)
os2_d.b

The /etc/lilo.conf file reads

menu-scheme=Wb
boot = /dev/hda1
prompt
timeout = 1200
vga = normal
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda1
label = Linux
read-only

There are other lines but they're commented out.

My partitions are 3gb bootable linux ext2 and 1 gb linux swap

Cheers

Nick
 
Old 10-09-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
pauloref
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Try to install GRUB.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 07:38 PM   #3
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hi there,

first thing is that your lilo.conf should read " boot = /dev/hda " , so it's installed in the mbr. ( i don't know if that's the cause of the error, but you could change it and try again ).

furthermore, as you don't have to much disk-space, you don't need a 1 Gb
swap-part. . in your case a swap of 128 Mb will do . ( 2 x mem. )
and if you ever re-install the whole, ext3- or reiser-filesystem are better then the ext2-fs.

and i don't know grub ( yet ) , but i rely on lilo, it should work.

egag
 
  


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