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Old 05-04-2004, 02:35 PM   #1
jmut
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LILO problem... I guess :(


Hi, I am a beginner with Linux. I installed Slackware on my PC like 4 days ago. I have multiple OS. Linux + Win XP using LILO boot manager. Everything was superb till today. When I tried to run Slackware from the LILO manager the following error goes:
"Loading SlackwareEBDA is big; kernel setup Stack overlaps LILO second stage"
and thats it. nothing happens. I run XP with no problem.
How could I solve this problem? 10x in advance.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 03:03 PM   #2
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Was Slackware booting earlier or is this problem there right from the time of install? Do you have a boot up floppy? If you have it then try to boot the Slackware system from it. If can boot into slackware, then check the lilo.conf in /etc and after verifying the contents of it are right, type 'lilo' in the shell. Then reboot. Hope this works. Keep me posted. :-)
 
Old 05-04-2004, 03:08 PM   #3
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Everything worked just fine till today
Yes the linux was working. I dont know what happened cause I did nothing unordinary during the last session. Absolute mystery for me.
Unfortunately I don't have boot diskette
 
Old 05-04-2004, 03:26 PM   #4
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did you buy the slack CD set, or d/l the ISO??
if you bought the set, CD#2 can be used as
a rescue disk!!

if you d/l the ISO, go to a Slack current mirror, and
look in directories named........rootdisk and bootdisk
these files will enable you to make boot floppies to
get you booted up at least so you can edit /etc/Lilo

Last edited by 320mb; 05-04-2004 at 03:29 PM.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 03:32 PM   #5
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i see i need some rescue disk here
10x for the help
already know where to get it from
 
Old 05-04-2004, 03:35 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by 320mb
did you buy the slack CD set, or d/l the ISO??
if you bought the set, CD#2 can be used as
a rescue disk!!

if you d/l the ISO, go to a Slack current mirror, and
look in directories named........rootdisk and bootdisk
these files will enable you to make boot floppies to
get you booted up at least so you can edit /etc/Lilo
The linux was installed from CDs but i dont have them.
A friend of mine installed it. As he is very busy I was trying to solve the problem by myself - you know, practice. So I post the thread on a forum thinking this might be a common fault , hence someone knowing what exactly the problem is.
Turns out I will have to call my friend and take the CDs
10x again
 
Old 05-04-2004, 03:56 PM   #7
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Well if you compiled another kernel then just use that kernel to boot with... If you ever do get back into the os type in a console: lilo and that should solve your problems..
 
Old 05-04-2004, 04:32 PM   #8
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As 320mb stated, if you have a floppy drive you can make a boot disk; you don't need the CD's. You can get it here: ftp://ftp.cerias.purdue.edu/pub/os/s...slackware-9.1/ -- J.W.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 08:53 AM   #9
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you don't need them, but still they come in handy. Just DL the cd's burn them and boot from the second cd. If your slack was installed in /dev/hda2, then at the prompt were the bootable cd asks what kernel it should start, type: 'bare.i root=/dev/hda2 ro'. Once you booted the system log on as root and type: 'lilo'.
Remove the cd and reboot...
If your /etc/lilo.conf file was ok, then your problem is resolved, else you will have to edit it.

succes,
elluva
 
  


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