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Old 01-20-2006, 01:46 AM   #1
DanTaylor
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Lilo install failure


I am trying to manually install Lilo into my MBR because the lilo install keeps failing when I try to run my installer. I have my drive partitioned into 3 partitions. hdc1, hdc2, and my swap partition hdc3. When I try to install lilo, it tells me that hdc2 is not safe to install in. I am sure that I have the right type of filesystem mounted(ext3). What can I do to find where the problem is?

PS: Sorry for asking a dumb question, but what is the format command in Linux? I was going to try running a low-level format, but I can't figure it out.(spent about 1/2 hour looking for it)
 
Old 01-20-2006, 02:12 AM   #2
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I think you install the bootloader into the MBR which is part of the drive (e.g. like /dev/hdc) not a specific partition.
 
Old 01-20-2006, 02:17 AM   #3
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I tried that and it won't let me do that either.
 
  


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