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Old 04-14-2006, 04:59 AM   #1
Kurenai
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Problem with LILO


The problem:
I seem to be having problems with lilo, when i boot up my pc after the bios loading all i get is a blinking underscore and it just keeps on blinking forever. The installation of my slackware 10.2 went through smoothly with no errors. I used a boot disk and booted to where i installed linux and it works, everything works fine so my guess is its LILO.

What i tried:
Thinking it was a slackwares installation problem, i formatted and reinstalled only to come across the same problem. I deleted lilo.conf and created a new one twice, once with the newbie mode and one more time with the step by step mode, no errors were present and a new config was created each time, booted up and had the same problem with both of em. I then uninstalled the LILO package from slackwares pkgtool , downloaded the latest version, installed it and made a new conf file again and still i get the same problem.I surfed around and found a few answers that didnt work for me.

Some info:
My lilo is installed in the root partition and not the MBR
I am running slackware 10.2 with the default kernel.
AMD XP Cpu with a kt400 mobo 1 gig of ram.

Any help would be greatly appreciated..Thanx in advance
 
Old 04-14-2006, 05:29 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Kurenai
The problem:
I seem to be having problems with lilo, when i boot up my pc after the bios loading all i get is a blinking underscore and it just keeps on blinking forever. The installation of my slackware 10.2 went through smoothly with no errors. I used a boot disk and booted to where i installed linux and it works, everything works fine so my guess is its LILO.

What i tried:
Thinking it was a slackwares installation problem, i formatted and reinstalled only to come across the same problem. I deleted lilo.conf and created a new one twice, once with the newbie mode and one more time with the step by step mode, no errors were present and a new config was created each time, booted up and had the same problem with both of em. I then uninstalled the LILO package from slackwares pkgtool , downloaded the latest version, installed it and made a new conf file again and still i get the same problem.I surfed around and found a few answers that didnt work for me.

Some info:
My lilo is installed in the root partition and not the MBR
I am running slackware 10.2 with the default kernel.
AMD XP Cpu with a kt400 mobo 1 gig of ram.

Any help would be greatly appreciated..Thanx in advance
it's best in the MBR :-)

maybe you should try #lilo -C /mnt/etc/lilo.conf(after you configured it) when you are installing slack, I did that on mine and it works fine. I had a problem when it was just /etc/lilo.conf :-)
 
  


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