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Old 09-26-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
robreefer
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Exclamation Smoothwall Probs.


I have been running Smoothwall 2.0 on my machine for almost a year now. I recently tried to upgrade to Grizzly 3.0 and express 3.0. But after installation is complete and the machine reboots, I get L 99 99 99 from Grizzly. And when i tried installing Express the same thing happened ony It Is L 02 02 02 02. I am mainly a windows os user and my only experience with lynux is smoothwall, and on that note it pretty much runs its sself. Any explanation for this would be greatly app.


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Old 09-26-2005, 11:28 AM   #2
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the MBR is likely corrupted. at the least, i think you will have to try to reinstall lilo somehow, perhaps from a boot disk.


jfyi, this is part of the lilo man page:

Code:
 The  boot process takes place in two stages.  The first stage loader
       is a single sector, and is loaded by the BIOS or by  the  loader  in
       the MBR.  It loads the multi-sector second stage loader, but is very
       space limited.  When the first stage loader gets control,  it  types
       the  letter  "L"; when it is ready to transfer control to the second
       stage loader it types the letter "I".  If any error occurs,  like  a
       disk  read error, it will put out a hexadecimil error code, and then
       it will re-try the operation.  All hex error codes are  BIOS  return
       values, except for the lilo-generated 40, 99 and 9A.  A partial list
       of error codes follows:

              00  no error
              01  invalid disk command
              02  address mark not found
              03  disk write-protected
              04  sector not found
              06  floppy disk removed
              08  DMA overrun
              0A  bad sector flag
              0B  bad track flag
              20  controller failure
              40  seek failure (BIOS)
              40  cylinder>1023 (LILO)
              99  invalid second stage index sector (LILO)
              9A  no second stage loader signature (LILO)
              AA  drive not ready
              FF  sense operation failed
some say this about the 02 code:

Address mark not found: This usually indicates a media problem. Try again several times.

so first maybe just keep trying it a few times to see if it will "catch." then if you can boot it, reinstall lilo asap.
 
Old 09-26-2005, 12:59 PM   #3
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HOW DO I GO ABOUT REINSTALLING LILLO AND where do i get aboot disk? And how do i know what version to install?
Sorry im not to good with linux, im more of a windows guy.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 09:08 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by robreefer
HOW DO I GO ABOUT REINSTALLING LILLO AND where do i get aboot disk? And how do i know what version to install?
Sorry im not to good with linux, im more of a windows guy.
did you make one when it prompted during install? if not, you could try something like tom's root boot (TRB). here are the lilo instructions from the TRB faq:


LILO. The lilo version run *must match* the boot.b
it uses. A common solution is to do something like:

mount /dev/hda8 /mnt
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/boot
chroot /mnt /sbin/lilo

Mount the floppy if you need a boot.b and zImage; chain.b is in /etc.



"reinstalling lilo" just means running the lilo command to reinstall lilo (LInux LOader) to the MBR. gl
 
  


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