From newbie to newbie
maybe I should not interfer with this as newbie but I looked into my (German written) Linux "bible" by M.Kofler and he writes a bit about this. Maybe it is of use for you:
1) "LI" means that the second part of LILO was loaded but that there was a problem with executing it.
2) It could be
a) a problem with the harddisk geometry. You may insert the option "linear" into lilo.conf or explicitly describe the harddisk with sectors, heads and cylinders.
b) the file /boot/boot.b could not be found. Are there maybe parts of the kernel file outside of the 1024 cylinder limit? Mr.Kofler writes, you could insert the option "lba32" into lilo.conf.
Well, a lot of things, but how do you make all this if you cannot boot at all?? I do not know! :'(
Can you use a boot disk?
Bernhard, JAN (="Just another newbie")