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Old 09-30-2004, 06:15 AM   #1
TroelsSmit
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LILO several linux installations - 2. wont boot


Hi,
I have 2 windows installlations and 2 linux installations on my computer.
My new 2. linux installation won't boot.
It is located in /dev/hdd5 on an ext3 formatted partition which I can mount and see that the installation indeed seems to have worked ok. We're talking debian installations.
Anyways, what should I write in lilo.conf, currently I have the following which results in a screen filled with 01 01 01 01 01 ... 01 01 01 01 01 01's.

other=/dev/hdd5
label="Linux(hdd5)NEW"
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Thanks
 
Old 09-30-2004, 06:32 AM   #2
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Hi TroelsSmit,
to boot a linux installation you need to specify the location of your kernel file.
You seem to have copied the Windows portion of the file, try using the other linux one as an example.

As far as I can tell (I dont know what the file name of your kernel is) it should look like this:
Code:
image=/boot/vmlinuz-<versionnumber>
label="Linux(hdd5)NEW"
root=/dev/hdd5
replace <versionnumber> with the version of the kernel you want to use. Also make sure that the path is correct.

Hopefully this fixes your problem,
- drowstar
 
  


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