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Old 07-02-2004, 07:21 AM   #1
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LILO really, really likes the number 99


Now I've done it. I resized my Windows partition to make more room on my Linux partition, the whole repartitioning process when fine, but now when my PC boots up, I just see:
Code:
L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99...(a lot more 99s)
I can still boot from a bootdisk, the partition is fine. LILO is just fubar.

Please advise.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 08:23 AM   #2
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did you try to copy the first 512 bytes of your root partition to win xp?

run this commnand # dd if=/dev/hda2 of=/tmp/bootsect.lnx bs=1 count=512

then cd /tmp

look for a file called bootsect.lnx. copy that file until a flash disk or a floppy disk.

Reboot your computer, boot into windows. copy bootsect.lnx to the root of your c drive.

then add this line to c:\boot.ini:

C:\bootsect.lnx="Slackware Linux"

reboot your computer and see if you can get into both linux and windows
 
Old 07-02-2004, 08:25 AM   #3
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OK, good that you can boot up with a bootdisk. You probably just have to rewrite the MBR. Run lilo as root, then reboot and see what happens. You might have to mount -o remount,rw <your /boot partition here> to make it work.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 09:25 AM   #4
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Yes, that's good advice, boot the CD and run lilo
 
Old 07-02-2004, 08:14 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, you all gave helpfull information. However, I decided that since I had only been using this Linux install a few days, and hadn't booted my Windows partition in over a week, that I'de just toast the whole mess and give Linux my entire disk. I was just waiting for a good reason to kill Windows for good. I did try your suggestions before doing so, though. They worked, and I thank you.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 10:49 PM   #6
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I kept getting the '99's until I told lilo to install on the MBR. Then I decided once I was bored with Windows I would give the entire drive to Slackware. 90 gig for Linux. 5 for backup, and 1 for swap.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 10:55 PM   #7
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Originally posted by BattousaiX
I kept getting the '99's until I told lilo to install on the MBR. Then I decided once I was bored with Windows I would give the entire drive to Slackware. 90 gig for Linux. 5 for backup, and 1 for swap.
96 Gigs? Very nice. I'm managing with two 4 Gig harddisks right now. Very sad, I know.
 
  


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