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Old 01-11-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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14.0: Changing the kernel made lilo print garbage on the screen. Otherwise, all's wel


Hi: I replaced huge-3.2.29 by generic-3.2.29. Everything is fine save that, in the red box menu printed by the lilo boot loader, there appears a capital U on one side of it. What can that be? Something must be wrong there.
 
Old 01-11-2013, 08:49 AM   #2
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Would you please post your lile.conf file. Maybe there is something wrong?
 
Old 01-11-2013, 09:16 AM   #3
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Yes.
Code:
semoi@darkstar:/etc$ cat lilo.conf
lba32
boot = /dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST500DM002-1BD142_W2AKBY71
# append="video=640x480@60"
append="nomodeset"  # Equivalente a MODE CON COLS=80 LINES=25
timeout = 1200
prompt
vga=normal          # Parece mandatory agregar esta linea si nomodeset

image=/boot/vmlinuz
initrd=/boot/initrd.gz
root=/dev/sda2
label=lin14
read-only

other=/dev/sda1
label=xp
boot-as=0x80
Before the kernel change is was exactly the same save for the initrd line, and there was no garbage on the screen.
 
Old 01-12-2013, 01:08 AM   #4
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I think the letter U has been printed by lilo as an indicator, but I do not know what it means. The red box menu has two entries, 'slack14' and 'xp'. The 'U' is beside 'slack14'. Does anybody know it's meaning?
 
Old 01-12-2013, 01:21 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by stf92 View Post
I think the letter U has been printed by lilo as an indicator, but I do not know what it means. The red box menu has two entries, 'slack14' and 'xp'. The 'U' is beside 'slack14'. Does anybody know it's meaning?
Here is an excerpt from my lilo.conf:
Code:
boot = /dev/sda
default = 1337 
prompt 
compact 
timeout = 50
Note that in my lilo.conf a default image is listed. Try doing that with yours and see what happens.

EDIT: and just to be clear the line according to your posted lilo.conf contents
Code:
default = lin14
and dont forget to back up your current lilo.conf file before you run lilo again.

Last edited by fogpipe; 01-12-2013 at 01:28 AM.
 
Old 01-12-2013, 02:01 AM   #6
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fogpipe, the default OS is indicated by the lilo menu just by listing it first, in the red box or doing tabs. I think lilo writes a capital u next to 'slack14' because I use an initrd for slack 14.0.
 
  


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