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Old 03-08-2005, 11:34 AM   #1
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Problems with updating LILO for a kernel recompile..


I just wiped and reloaded my machine - I've got Windows on a 160GB HD as primary-master, and Linux on a 200GB HD as primary slave. I use XOSL as my bootloader, and have LILO loaded on the root partition.

I installed Slackware 10.1 and got everything running hunky doory.

Anyway, I downloaded the 2.6.7 source and proceeded to update my lilo.conf..

Now, after changing my lilo.conf to this:

Code:
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hdb1
#compact        # faster, but won't work on all systems.
prompt
timeout = 50
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# ramdisk = 0     # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hdb1
  label = 2.6.7
  read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
image = /boot/vmlinuz.old
  root = /dev/hdb1
  label = 2.4.29
  read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends
I would run lilo, and get this

Quote:
Reference: disk "/dev/hda" (3,0) 0300

LILO wants to assign a new Volume ID to this disk drive. However, changing
the Volume ID of a Windows NT, 2000, or XP boot disk is a fatal Windows error.
This caution does not apply to Windows 95 or 98, or to NT data disks.

Is the above disk an NT boot disk? [Y/n]Y
Aborting ...
I obviously can't recompile until I get this working. What is going wrong?
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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you said you have a Windows partition, but it's not in your lilo.conf, i think, but im not sure, you need to add something like this, some how got erased

other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows
table = /dev/hda
# Windows bootable partition config ends

change "/dev/hda" to where ever its you Windows partition, but again, im *not* sure if this is the problem

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Old 03-08-2005, 11:52 AM   #3
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I don't really have any desire to boot Windows from Linux - I have XOSL to handle that. I'll look into it, though.

*edit* nope, that didn't fix it.

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Old 03-08-2005, 11:59 AM   #4
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maybe try to unplug the hda, reboot and install lilo....

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Old 03-08-2005, 12:07 PM   #5
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maybe try to unplug the hda, reboot and install lilo....

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If it comes down to it I'll try that, but I've never had to do that before - doesn't make sense that I would have to now.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 02:28 PM   #6
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Update: I redid my Slackware install just to check to make sure I didn't miss anything, and I realized.. I didn't have Windows set up when I installed originally. I tried to go through the install of Lilo, and it appeared to hang (however, it was really waiting for me to say Y/N about the drive label issue, even though it didn't prompt me). I hit Y, hit enter, and it moved on. Obviously, LILO isn't installed anymore. Before doing this I tried to download the latest version and install it, however that didn't work either.

So, yeah. Seems like I have a small problem now. I NEED to get my system up and running today, tomorrow afternoon at the very latest. I have work to do, and I need both a Linux and a Windows install up and running quickly and permanently (I'm on spring break - I go back to college Sunday, and won't have time to mess with my system).

I've ran similar configurations for the past 3 years using Slackware and Windows.

:/
 
Old 03-08-2005, 02:36 PM   #7
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You said that linux is primary slave, so I would think it is /dev/hdb isn't it ?
 
Old 03-08-2005, 02:40 PM   #8
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Correct - just as my lilo.conf states.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 02:54 PM   #9
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So why not just run
lilo -b /dev/hdb

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Old 03-08-2005, 03:17 PM   #10
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That worked, thanks.

Why isn't it reading the boot line from my lilo.conf?
 
Old 03-08-2005, 07:05 PM   #11
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I don't know how XOSL see your bootable partition, if it 'cant boot linux, try at least
lilo -b /dev/hdb1

If it continue to fail on boot linux, see XOSL docs
 
  


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