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Old 08-12-2002, 01:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy Installing LILO (package)


WHen I installed Linux recently, I didn't choose to install any
boot loader. Instead just created a boot floppy. Well, the idea
was to install another distro, and make use of it's boot loader.
However, for some reason I chose not to install another distro.
And therefore, I installed LILO package. The install seemed to
go through right ( I used rpm ). But the installation did not create
any /etc/lilo.conf file. NOt sure why. I created it, populated it.
And then installed LILO using "lilo -r /". However, when I boot
using the LILO in MBR, it panics and says 'no init found'. But I
use boot floppy, it boots just fine.

Does anyone here know how to Install LILO boot loader from
rpm?
 
Old 08-12-2002, 03:33 PM   #2
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Got it working.
A typo in /etc/lilo.conf caused quite a bit of confusion
 
Old 08-12-2002, 05:23 PM   #3
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Always use the "-v" option when running /sbin/lilo. Especially when trying to install. It will show you any errors.
 
Old 08-12-2002, 05:37 PM   #4
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Thanks glen,
I am still poor when using shell prompts
 
  


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