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Old 08-26-2002, 05:23 PM   #1
Michael Hunter
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Question Lilo error on boot


Need help with Linux booting on a new system. I intalled the Debian 3.0 on a new box (1.4GHz Athalon w/ 128 Mb DDR). I had no problems installing the kernel onto an old 4Gb hard drive.

However, when it came to configuring the boot sequence, I allowed it to be placed into the MBR. I don't know if that was a mistake?

My partition structure is /hda/ (3.8Gb Linux Primary - bootable) and /hd5/ (451Mb Linux Swap). I experimented with a small bootable partition, but the installing software didn't like that (or I did something wrong in the installation?).

The symptoms are:
(1) the system boots normal
(2) Lilo starts and displays the dots . . . . .
(3) After approx. 30 seconds, it returns to new line with the following error "Error 0x10"
(4) The sequence begins all over again...

The only way to exit the sequencing is to reboot or turn the system off.

Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening?

Michael Hunter
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Thanks for all your help.
 
Old 08-26-2002, 06:28 PM   #2
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Strange. I Also just recently installed Deb3.0 and Lilo worked fine on the MBR. I take it you don't use another OS on this machine?
 
Old 08-26-2002, 07:31 PM   #3
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Lilo erron on boot

That's right. Linux is the only OS on this system. From all the articles I read, this seems to be the best way to go.

Isn't this system strange? Do you know what the 0x10 code referrs to? I feel it is a hex code for something that the kernel is trying to do...but can't seem to get there??

BTW, thanks for your prompt response.

Michael Hunter
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Old 08-27-2002, 05:19 AM   #4
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How exactly did you experiment with a boot partition?What filesystem are you using?
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Old 08-27-2002, 06:58 PM   #5
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Like I said, I initialized the partition as a Linux primary and bootable. If that like a DOS FAT structure, well there you go. I don't really know the file structures in Linux?

As far as the tried partitions. I tried to make the bootable primary partition smaller (i.e., 500 Mb), and then the next partition became the larger logical partition (3000Mb), with the last partition as the Linux Swap partition (800 Mb).

When I did this, the installation crashed in the middle of initializing the kernel? I had no clue as to why, either?

Thanks for the help,
Michael Hunter
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Old 09-02-2002, 07:58 PM   #6
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Hey Guys,

thanks for your help. I found the root of my problems...it was a bad MBR in the hard drive I was trying to use. I went and purchased a new hard drive, and now everything is loading up fine.

Have a great holiday!
 
  


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