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Old 03-28-2001, 04:58 AM   #1
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i installed lilo on mbr but after installation i don't boot from lilo. i just boot straight to windows.
when i tried to configure /etc/lilo.conf i got a message that there isn't enough memory on sector using linear mode and that i should try lba32.
i have no idea what the hell that means.
please help
 
Old 03-28-2001, 07:11 AM   #2
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Are you running lilo.conf after editing the file? What are you trying to edit in the file?
 
Old 03-28-2001, 07:20 AM   #3
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Trickykid means do you run /sbin/lilo to write the changes to MBR?
 
Old 03-28-2001, 07:29 AM   #4
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actually i didn't edit anything in lilo.conf i just tried to run /sbin/lilo and got that message. the problem i had was that after installing linux i don't boot via lilo eventhough it is installed.
i have already installed linux on my machine and was booting via lilo but then i have formatted my hard drive and installed windows 98 and linux (after that). since then i can only boot with a boot disk.

 
Old 03-28-2001, 07:35 AM   #5
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When you reinstalled after reformat, did you install Linux or Windows first. If you install windows after Linux, it rewrites the MBR everytime. You might want to then try to fdisk /MBR, then run /sbin/lilo
That might work for ya.
 
Old 03-28-2001, 07:48 AM   #6
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sorry to dissapoint but i installed linux after windows and i also tried fdisk /mbr
 
Old 03-28-2001, 08:45 PM   #7
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Linear vs lba32

If you don't want to reinstall.. you will have to boot into Linux using the boot floppy I know you made during the install process and edit /etc/lilo.conf

There is a line in there that says "linear"
Change that to "lba32" and run /sbin/lilo again. You should see response that LILO has succeeded, but you should not get an error message.
 
Old 03-29-2001, 01:42 AM   #8
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If it still doesn't work then let us see your lilo.conf file posted here.
 
Old 03-29-2001, 04:23 AM   #9
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You are looking for the top line in /etc/lilo.conf that is

boot = /dev/hda

Then it is installed to the MBR
 
Old 03-30-2001, 08:14 AM   #10
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thanks :-)

no choice left i reinstalled linux.
and then i followed your instructions.
i think everything is cool now.
thanks for the time and everything.
now all i've got a problem with is the resolution on my screen and connecting to the internet.
i'm posting a new thread on these two things if you're interested.
 
  


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