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Old 01-10-2004, 06:19 PM   #1
nimonm
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What is the cause/meaning of 07 07 07 error with LILO?


I am trying to dual boot my PC with windows XP on my first hard drive and Mandrake 9.2 on the partition at the beginning of my second (primary IDE slave) hard drive (linux sees the root at hdb5).

During install, I loaded my boot loader to the root partition, not the MBR. I have gone through the process of creating the bootsect.lnx file, copying it to c:\ and updating the boot.ini file. So now when I boot up, windows gives me the option of XP or Linux. The problem is that the Linux boot always fails. I've tried both GRUB and LILO, here is what I have seen:

GRUB - The word GRUB appears in the upper left hand corner of the screen and then everything hangs. I checked the menu.lst file and it seems to have valid settings.

LILO - I get the letter L followed by about half a screen of 07 07 07 ...
Here again I have checked the lilo.conf file and it looks good. I get this with both the graphical and text versions of LILO.

Does anyone have any idea why neither of the boot loaders will boot Linux? What is the 07 07 07 error message mean?

Thanks

nimonm
 
Old 01-10-2004, 06:29 PM   #2
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the 07 07 i believe is saying lilo is confused. could you post the lilo.conf as well as partition info. just curious, why not install the lilo to the mbr during install. i always do that and it only failed once, which was an error on my part w/ a scsi hard drive. (long story, not enuff time to tell, it has been resolved.)
 
Old 01-10-2004, 07:26 PM   #3
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The first time I installed linux, I did put the bootloader in the MBR and nothing would boot. I had to use the recovery disk to reload the windows bootloader. I did some research and found that I could put LILO/GRUB in the root directory and then tell the windows bootloader to load linux.

Anyway, here is my partition information

hda1 31 Mbytes type <0x6> (DOS FAT16)
hda2 21,728 Mbytes type <0x7> (NTFS)
hda3 16,386 Mbytes type <0x7> (NTFS)
hdb1 10,001 Mbytes type <0x7> (NTFS)
hdb2 10,001 Mbytes type <0x7> (NTFS)
hdb3 5,004 Mbytes type <0xc> (Win98 FAT32, LBA-mapped)
hdb5 5,992 Mbytes type <0x83> (Ext2)
hdb6 494 Mbytes type <0x82> (Linux Swap)
hdb7 6,667 Mbytes type <0x83> (Ext2)

and here is lilo.conf

boot=/dev/hdb5
map=/boot/map
install=menu
vga=normal
default="linux"
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
image=/boot/vmlinux
label="linux"
root=/dev/hdb5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=ht splash=silent"
vga=788
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinux
label="linux-nonfb"
root=/dev/hdb5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=ht"
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinux
label="failsafe"
root=/dev/hdb5
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="failsafe devfs=nomount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=ht"
read-only
other=/dev/hda2
label="windows"
table=/dev/hda
other=/dev/fd0
label="floppy"
unsafe

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 01-11-2004, 01:58 PM   #4
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i have seen this cause problems before

boot=/dev/hdb5

try boot = /dev/hdb instead.

i also noticed this line image=/boot/vmlinux

i may be wrong but i think it should read

image=/boot/vmlinuz

just something else to try.

goodluck.

Last edited by Peacedog; 01-11-2004 at 02:24 PM.
 
  


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