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Old 04-28-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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LILO not Booting new KERNEL


I have Lilo on slack 9.1. Its installed on the Root (hda5). & i use the the NT Loader to load the LILO Prompt.

I have compiled my kernel 2.6 & made an entry in the LILO.conf. Then I ran Lilo once & it gave me a msg
# added Linux *
DOS
new2.6

"new2.6 was the newer entry
Though it gave me the msg i still cant see any changes made to the LILO prompt in actuall.

No matter wot i do in my lilo.conf the Changes Dont Reflect on the LILO prompt.

Tell me what possibly can be Wrong

Thx
 
Old 04-28-2004, 12:41 PM   #2
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Can you post your lilo.conf and the output of "ls -al /boot/" ? Did you have this problem with the 2.4.22 kernel? Have you been able to successfully boot both partitions in the past?
 
Old 04-28-2004, 12:43 PM   #3
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Without seeing the config it appears that you have added the new kernel and also left the old one in there.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 12:52 PM   #4
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# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
append="hdc=ide-scsi"
boot = /dev/hda5
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
reset
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal

#other = /dev/hda1
# label = DOS
#table = /dev/hda
# DOS bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins

image = /boot/vmlinuz-acpi-2.4.22
root = /dev/hda5
label = Linux
read-only

image = /boot/2.6kern
root = /dev/hda5
label = neKernel
read-only


# Linux bootable partition config ends
--------------------------------------------------------------
U can see the "DOS" Portion Commented out on it. but to my Surprise it is Still Visible on the Prompt
when i run Lilo it Gives me

root@scavan1:~# lilo
Added Linux *
Added neKernel
---------------------------------
yeah i added the new Kernel & also left the Older one as an Option to LOAD if the New One Fails with a PAnic. nothing new in that====
 
Old 04-28-2004, 12:54 PM   #5
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the Point is no matter i do to my LILO.conf -- when i Run Lilo the Msg says Added but it never gets Reflected to the Original Boot Record of LILO
 
Old 04-28-2004, 01:17 PM   #6
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The lilo.conf that you listed, what is the full path for it? I wonder if you have 2 of them in different spots or varied names.

I just noticed you referring to LILO.conf. Lilo reads /etc/lilo.conf not /etc/LILO.conf.

Last edited by ringwraith; 04-28-2004 at 01:18 PM.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 01:21 PM   #7
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lol -- i dont Disagree to ur assumption .. it Can be Possible.. this is the /etc/lilo.conf
 
Old 04-28-2004, 01:29 PM   #8
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Could the windows boot loader be loading a partition other than /dev/hda5. Do you have any other linux distros? I never have used the windows boot loader so can not help with that.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 01:36 PM   #9
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And I know it may be nitpicking, but you *are* running /sbin/lilo and not just lilo, right? Not sure if it matters ... I've always used /sbin/lilo and not had any problems .... just my $.02
 
Old 04-28-2004, 01:51 PM   #10
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lilo & /sbin/lilo is just exactly the smae. Still i have tried both-- just checked that there is no Place on My Slack where there is a lilo.conf other than the ONE /etc/lilo.conf
 
Old 04-28-2004, 01:56 PM   #11
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Can I see the soft links in /boot? Just gimme a "ls -al /boot/" and I'll be happy.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 01:58 PM   #12
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After running lilo did you make a 512 byte file and copy it to your windows partition and make sure the NT boot.ini file is pointing to the right file?

e.g.

# to copy file
dd if=/dev/hda5 of=/root/boot.lnx bs=512 count=1

#copy file to floppy
mcopy /root/boot.lnx a:

# then do the windows stuff


I've had better luck setting lilo.conf to boot from floppy, then copying the first 512 bytes from /dev/fd0, but it ought to work either way.
 
Old 04-28-2004, 02:41 PM   #13
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u Caught me there RIGHT my Freind -- the thing just dint Strike into my mind..
yeah i have to Rip the 512 bytes of the Boot sector again-- everytime i update LILO since im not using thge LILO image to boot & not the Actual lilo

Thx alot for Closing this Thread
 
  


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