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Old 03-22-2003, 11:56 AM   #1
bartgymnast
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lilo internal error


hello people I got the following problem.

my PC a 1.3 Ghz with 512 mb ram runned slackware 8.1 and windows 2000

now slackware 9.0 is out and I downloaded it, decided to remove windows and so completly format my drive.

now the problem.
Lilo was installed on the MBR

I installed Lilo from the setup of slackware.
it gave an error when to write it to the MBR. (no problem you think, do it later)

so when I start the comp. you can't see Lilo and there is no boot anyway.

so it did the CD-rom in again
started the root filesystem with the following command line

bare.i root=/dev/hda1 image=/boot/vmlinuz noinitrd ro

so it boots my systems.
but than when I try to install Lilo with /sbin/lilo

it gives the following error

---------------------------------------------------------
Warning: boot record relocation is necessary: /dev/hda
Added Linux *
Fatal: Lilo internal error: would overwrite partition table

----------------------------------------------------------



can some-one please help me

thanks in advance bart
 
Old 03-22-2003, 01:35 PM   #2
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bare.i root=/dev/hda1 image=/boot/vmlinuz noinitrd ro
this may be a stretch...since you're mounting this read-only, you can't edit lilo.conf (did you edit, or did you just try to run /sbin/lilo?)

From the warning error I would indeed go and look at /etc/lilo.conf and check if everything's setup correctly (especially your linux boot/root partition)
 
Old 03-22-2003, 02:23 PM   #3
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Or you can wipe clean your mbr with this ms-dos command:
fdisk /mbr

Run it from a dos boot disk. Then start linux and try lilo again.
 
Old 03-24-2003, 03:17 AM   #4
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thanks mad_ady

your solution was the best one.
I runned fdisk /mbr

went back into linux with the option I gave before.
than I did /sbin/lilo and it wrote perfect.
now it works again.
 
Old 03-24-2003, 12:02 PM   #5
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Glad I could help
 
  


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