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I have instaled Red Hat 7.0. then Mandrake 7.1 Then I went for Mandrake 8.0 and then after NEVER, but NEVER geting lilo working properly, and starting from a disk each and every time, I finaly installed Mandrake 7.1 and managed ( I don't know how ) to get Lilo working properly.
Now, I formated my drive and instaled 8.0 and it has begun again, Lilo is lost.
I had, once mor to : fdisk /mbr to star windows.
I have 2 hard drives, one 15Gb the other 6 Gb. the big one has win98 the small one Mandrake 8.0.
Can anyone please help me??
I found two kinds of errors in Lilo, the usual Li aned nothing else, and a new one, 01010101010101 all over the screen.
I hang arround at #lisboa in Dal.Net, so if you cant reach me here or there leave me a memoserv message, thank you for your understanding
why can't you get lilo going? it's a piece of pie...
anyway, I had a similar thing yesterday when i reinstalled win98 on my system, which of course killed the lilo boosector. On the instaqllation cd for linux (well, for RH71 at least, i expwect mandrake can do it just as well) there's a rescue option, which mounts the existing linux partitions for you. you can then access the /etc/lilo.conf and /boot/... files somewhere (RH71 mounts them under /mnt/sysimage). You can then re-install lilo by copying the original /etc/lilo.conf file and changing the parameters in the file to the alternative mount point on the system (files such as /boot/message etc...)
Configure teh lilo.conf file properly, with the dual boot in place (i guess windows should be booted as /dev/hda1 and linux and /dev/hdbX .
As I undstood this you never got it working, except for once.
This last install is a new fresh install, correct?
If so post your /etc/fstab file along with partition info on your harddisks.
Use fdisk -l this gives a list of your drives and partitions on them.
Are you booting linux with floppy now?
Then you shouldn't have to worry about the rescue disk mentioned earlier.
That is correct, Linux is on the slave drive of my secondary IDE controler, the only problem is that I don't have a master drive on this secondary IDE controler, I just changed the jumpers, that were totaly wrong, in the drive, so that it becomes hdc, and not hdd.
I tried to load Linux with loadlin, and almost managed, but it starts qindows instead, :\
Well, never mind, tonight, I'll be reinstaling Linux, RedHat 7.1 this time, with, I expect the drives properly set up, by the way, Linux does not start now, because hdd became hdc, ( you can't imagine how much I had to study to find out the disk was not correctly set up ). One other thing, Loadlin asks where I have the root file, hd and partition, is there a comand to find the file, I bought a great book of linux commands, I 'll post the name later, I thing it's a must have for all like me.