At least my old linux will be gone
I have been using a hd install of knoppix 3.3 installed debian style. After the umpteenth program griped about lack of kernel source headers while trying to compile it, I decided to install the source BTW I appended it to make it a "new kernel" I didn't really want to boot it, liked my old config just fine and what I installed today was just to be able to compile a program. Everything went lovely until after dpkg and the post install script asked about Lilo. I messed up. I don't know how much except I messed up good... I get this message from lilo: Warning: COMPACT may conflict with LBA32 on some systems
Warning: /dev/hdb5 is not on the first disk
Fatal: open /vmlinuz: No such file or directory
I have NOT rebooted. I want my old boot back to my old patched and lovely mixmatched kernel. I know Lilo keeps a backup but I don't know how to put it back. My configuration: 98SE on hda. That is where the mbr was/is. Linux on hdb with root on hdb5.
But I have to reboot, I have work to do and it has to be done in windows. I have made three rescue floppies at various stages in my linux education. I don't think I will have any problem bringing up the old linux boot - and if I do a fdisk /mbr I won't have any trouble bringing up 98. But I want it all back... please help a desperate idjot that should've known better. I need a magic wand to restore lilo and my boot. Again, the mbr is on hda and root and the lilo config on hdb(5). Thank you from the bottom of my heart if you can help me.