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Old 07-23-2007, 09:34 PM   #16
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NUTS. Lilo still errors on install, but my boot manager, GAG (see freshmeat.net) does not seem to mind. But unfortunately the boot of the new kernel halts at the line "Releasing free kernal memory, 124xx" or something like that.

So far 12.0 has been a real challenge, but I will work it out....dedicated slack user.
 
Old 07-24-2007, 11:12 AM   #17
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have you tried GRUB yet? there's a package in the extra folder.
 
Old 08-18-2007, 07:27 AM   #18
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Still using LILO, but I finally got it to go. Hmm, will have to look thru the source code for lilo, someone may have changed it to limit the size of the "/" partition, for some unknown reason.

I state this because the original error for lilo on v12 occurred on a ~40 gb partition, when I attempted to reduce it to ~20 gb, same error. Then when I reduced it to ~10 gb, no problem, installed and is up and running.

What an 'undocumented' issue, very MicroSoft like. Come on guys, document all, especially open source.
 
Old 10-28-2007, 09:47 AM   #19
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Finally Resolved, Maybe

I finally have had more time to attempt some things to resolved my failed lilo install on v12.

I moved the swap partition to the end of the drive instead of the beginning and TA-DAH !! It worked.

Betting they recoded/fell back to having lilo in the first sectors of the drive, not sure why though.

Oh well, in case anyone else has the same issue, create your /boot or / partition at the beginning of the drive or take your chances and use the MBR (yuck !!!).
 
Old 10-28-2007, 10:05 PM   #20
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I had no lilo problems, but I did have problems booting off the DVD and CD since I have an old BIOS.

I usually create a 2 gig / at the beginning, then the swap then the rest is one big partition and mark it for the LVM. Then in the LVM, I partition out a /usr, /opt, /var, /home and whatever else.
 
  


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