LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-21-2004, 12:31 AM   #1
ikeTightPants
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Can't change boot loader from GRUB to LILO


"No kernel packages were installed on your system. Your boot loader configuration will not be changed."

This is the error I get when I try to change the boot loader in RH8, booting from the CD. I need to change my boot loader to LILO because of USB keybpard recognition problems with GRUB, and after not finding a solution to that problem, the running straight into this one, I am more than a little bit frustrated. Has anyone else experienced this problem before? Is there any other way to install LILO?

 
Old 05-21-2004, 01:46 AM   #2
jacky
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
Arrow

what are the entry's in /etc/lilo.conf and /etc/grub.conf
 
Old 05-21-2004, 02:57 AM   #3
ppuru
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Beautiful BC
Distribution: RedHat & clones, Slackware, SuSE, OpenBSD
Posts: 1,791

Rep: Reputation: 46
if you do not have an /etc/lilo.conf, copy it from /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda.

Run
#lilo -t -v
to make sure lilo finds everything in place. Finally run

#lilo

to overwrite the MBR.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 09:30 AM   #4
ikeTightPants
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
What are the -t and -v parameters for running #lilo from the command line?

And what exactly does running it do?

When I get home I'll post the .conf files. If I double click on them will they automatically open in their appropriate viewing/text editing program?

Sorry if my questions are stupid. If I can ever get Linux running decently, I hope to learn a lot more.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing Boot Loader from Lilo to Grub annointed3 Linux - General 7 09-30-2004 11:33 PM
Change loader from grub to lilo _tracyy Linux - Software 2 07-22-2004 09:23 PM
Switch Boot Loader from Grub to Lilo l2g Linux - Newbie 1 02-15-2004 09:34 AM
trouble install boot loader grub or lilo tilley Linux - Software 10 10-24-2003 04:13 PM
Lilo to Grub Boot loader Maurice Arthur Linux - Software 3 07-23-2001 09:07 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration