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tgp1994 04-28-2010 05:43 PM

New LILO installation
 
Hi there everyone. I'm just looking for a list of commands I would want to run assuming that I want to install LILO to my /dev/hda drive. I'm experimenting with an old distribution, and it failed to install LILO for whatever reason. So I have a Debian live cd with me, and I'm prepared to install LILO. I just need to know the exact step process. (This will include installing an MBR to the drive. It's a Virtual VMWare IDE drive, so I don't care if it has the possibility to screw something up.)

jefro 04-28-2010 07:20 PM

You'd need some boot source that had lilo and a partition app. Lilo is a linux loader (you may know that). A partition app would allow you to make a partition and mark it active bootable. Follow man for your app.

If you just want to try to re-install lilo see this maybe. http://edge-op.org/grouch/relilo.html

Side note hda is the drive. So you'd install to some hda(x) like hda1 or whatnot.

tgp1994 04-28-2010 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jefro (Post 3951219)
You'd need some boot source that had lilo and a partition app. Lilo is a linux loader (you may know that). A partition app would allow you to make a partition and mark it active bootable. Follow man for your app.

If you just want to try to re-install lilo see this maybe. http://edge-op.org/grouch/relilo.html

Side note hda is the drive. So you'd install to some hda(x) like hda1 or whatnot.

Unfortunately, that didn't really help :(

The partition is active and bootable. But see, the reason why I was referring to the drive its self is because I still think it needs an MBR installed. Anyhow, I wasn't able to use that guide since it kept saying it couldn't find a file that I could verify as being there myself. And I couldn't chroot into it either, since chroot said it was out of space (and the only thing that is out of space is the cd drive, but that's because I'm not supposed to be able to write to the cd.)

tgp1994 04-28-2010 08:53 PM

Meh, never mind :P Went for the simpler solution; grub.


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