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Old 01-22-2004, 07:06 AM   #1
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Unhappy RH freeze and MBR/lilo.config problem..


Hi,

I have a problem with making a dual boot with Win98 & Redhat 7.3.

have win98 on C; drive, and RH in D:drive. Installation was OK.

Then I tried to use the KDR control center and accidently ( or inadvertently!)
and I think changed where lilo.conf is wrtten or MBR location by changing hdb to hda..accidently....

Now when I boot from HDD-0(bios change), it just freezes and the word "LI" appears. nothing else happens.

If I change to HDD-1 (bios change), then my WIN98 boots OK.

question: DO I need to re-install RH for fixing this problem or is there a shorter way..?
( I tried "linux recovery" option after inserting the CD1, but do not know where to change to get back the GRUB login with both RH and WIN98 options....

thanks,
redrobin77
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:15 AM   #2
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Did you make a boot disk during the installation of Redhat? If you di then you can boot to linux from that and run /sbin/lilo <as root> to restore lilo. If you did'nt make a boot disk you can still run /sbin/lilo by booting from the CD in rescue <single user> mode.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:21 AM   #3
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I did not

I did not make the boot disk.

So I will try to run this solution and see what happens.....

Do you mean to say that by running /sbin/lilo, it will automatically move it to the correct partition..?

thanks,
redrobin77
 
Old 01-22-2004, 11:31 AM   #4
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Do you mean to say that by running /sbin/lilo, it will automatically move it to the correct partition..?
You can specify where you want LILO installed to by altering the

boot=.............

directive, in lilo.conf - then type /sbin/lilo to re-install the loader etc.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 02:29 PM   #5
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the problem

Hi,

thanks for your answers, but the problem is that when I run /sbin/lilo after booting with recovery option, it says that lilo.conf is not found.

This is what I assumed, that I had moved this file accidently to another place that (wierdly!) does not exist any more...

So I decided to reinstall the RH...( since it takes only 35 or so minutes anyway..)

thanks,
rr77.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 02:50 PM   #6
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You could also have done as root:

locate lilo.conf

then, when you found it:

mv /path/to/lilo.conf /etc

to get it back to where it should be (of course put in the correct path to lilo.conf.
 
  


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