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Old 06-19-2005, 05:27 AM   #1
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LILO - keytable read/checksum error - Please Help


Hello members,

I am having a problem that no one seems to be able to help me with because of its complexity.

After cloning my hard drive to a larger hard drive using Acronis True Image, I get the error message "LILO - keytable read/checksum error" upon boot up. I have also tried installing GRUB and I get a stage 1 .5 read error.

My system configuration consists of two Western Digital 250 gigabyte hard drives with the first hard drive containing two operating systems (dual boot), Windows XP (NTFS) and Mandriva 10.1 (EXT2) using LILO as the boot manager. The second hard drive is for data with three partitions, two of them FAT32 and the larger partition is NTFS.

I can boot into Mandriva with a boot floppy making it easier for me to fix the problem if only I knew how.

I have used Google to try to find solutions and some say my BIOS might not be detecting my first hard drive properly so I have tried changing the parameters of my first hard drive by changing settings such as LBA, Large, CHS, and auto detect. I also tried all four hard drive modes such as mode 1, mode 2, mode 3, and mode 4 but none of this has helped. The BIOS detects the full capacity of the hard drives, 250 gigs. I presently have the hard drive parameters set to auto.

I have also checked the configuation of the lilo.config file in the KDE Boot Manager's LILO Config Utility and the lilo.config file does not show any errors. I believe this operation is the same as runing lilo -t -v and lilo -v from the terminal window if I am not mistaken since this graphical interface seems to do the same thing.

Another interesting point is that I once even did a clean install of Mandriva 10.1 with formating and I still got the same error message. But I have since recloned the hard drive again just to get to the point where I originally was because I would rather have the cloned image instead of a clean install in order to keep all of my installed programs and data files.

I can put my original first hard drive in (before cloning) and everything works fine but I would like to use my larger cloned hard drive instead. And I also know that the installation CD of Mandriva is error free because I have installed from it several times before with no problems.

I have tried everything I can think of. Can anybody please help me with this?
Thanks much,
Roy S. Smith
Below I have pasted my lilo.config file.

# File generated by DrakX/drakboot
# WARNING: do not forget to run lilo after modifying this file
default="linux"
boot=/dev/hda
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw

image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/hda1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="acpi=ht splash=silent"
vga=788
read-only

image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux-nonfb"
root=/dev/hda1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="acpi=ht"
read-only

image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="failsafe"
root=/dev/hda1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="failsafe acpi=ht"
read-only

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8.1-12mdksmp
label="2681-12smp"
root=/dev/hda1
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.8.1-12mdksmp.img
append="acpi=ht splash=silent"
vga=788
read-only

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8.1-12mdk
label="2681-12rss"
root=/dev/hda1
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.8.1-12mdk.img
append="acpi=ht splash=silent"
vga=788
read-only

other=/dev/hda2
label="windows"

Last edited by rrrssssss; 06-19-2005 at 05:39 AM.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 07:59 AM   #2
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My first guess is Acronis is not up to the task. I'd use partimage to copy the contents of partitions and reinstall Lilo to mbr.
 
  


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