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I installed RH 9 from the 3 isos last night (I had a prior mandrake 9.0 install on my machine). Since I wanted to remove the mandrake install completely, I selected "Remove all linux partitions" during the install. Also, when it prompted me that GRUB would be installed by default, I changed it to LILO. Then I let the install continue until finished. I chose the Personal Desktop install. I have a couple of months experience on mandrake but other than that I'm pretty much a linux noob.
Problem is, that after the install finished and it told me to remove any CDs and floppies and reboot - well, it won't reboot (from the HD at least). It DOES reboot fine with the boot floopy I created at the end of the install.
I just wonder why it won't boot into LILO from the hard drive.
trickykid - do your answers for gtxboyracer apply to my situation also?
post this line or all of your lilo.conf if you want and we'll tell you were its installed - sometimes people have peoblems if LILO is installed on a partition - its often best just to have it installed in the MBR
I don't have windows on this box. I admit it formerly was a dual-boot win98 and mandrake, but when I re-installed mandrake 9.0 I had the installer re-partition over my windows. Therefor, when all was done, all I had was mandrake 9.0. Then a couple of days ago I installed RH 9 over my mandrake install and chose to "remove all linux partitions". Then after RH installed, it wouldn't boot from the HD - even though my prior mandrake did boot OK.
I'm not much on disk partitioning, so I may have not done it right during my mandrake install. I think I told it to make:
the first 3 as ext3 and the "share" as vfat (I was intending to network my win2000 box to this box).
BIOS is set for floppy first, hdd0 second, and CD third. I tried it some other ways too - originally it was CD first, floppy second and HD third. Wouldn't boot from HD either way.