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Old 08-30-2003, 05:18 PM   #1
WarMachine
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LILO Booting Problem...please help!


Hi,

Just installed Mandrake 9.2 rc1.
I have two harddrives, hda is running windows xp
and a partition on hdb is mandrake.

The install went fine, as a boot loader I chose LILO (graphical).
It installed to the MBR on hda.

Now when I try and boot all I get is:

L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 etc. etc.

And is doesn't boot up. I can ofcourse change it back to the windows default booter, however the only way I have to boot into Linux is via boot disk (which is a pain).

Does anyone know why this is happening?

Cheers,
War.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 05:30 PM   #2
yigal
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have you erased or modified any files on windows partition?
i ran into something like this once when i accidently removed a files from my windows partition.
 
Old 08-30-2003, 05:46 PM   #3
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Can you post your lilo.conf file?

su to root user in a shell

kedit /etc/lilo.conf
 
Old 08-30-2003, 05:50 PM   #4
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I'd first try installing lilo again. Boot linux from the floppy, login, open a konsole, become root and then do
lilo -v
Look out for any error messages. If there aren't any, try booting again.
 
  


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