Originally Posted by lokus
Hey guys. I am new to slackware. I have a few issues with my install and I am looking for advice. I will number them out. Please see if you can help me.
1)Lilo configuration: During install I select expert LILO setup because I need to point it to /dev/hdb (my hdd). My harddrive has 2 partitions, /dev/hdb1 for swap (512) and /dev/hdb2 for '/'. During expert setup I set LILO to /dev/hdb2, boot from MBR, booting using /boot/vmlinuz and defined the boot partition to be /dev/hdb2. For some reason when my installation is completed it tells me to reboot. Ok. I'm fine with that. When it reboots the screen is black and a bunch of 02 02 start to scroll across my computer screen. It just goes 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02...etc. Very wierd. It does not boot into linux then. Did I do something wrong? During the install I chose a standard linux view (i forget what it is exactly called, but I chose Normal Mode instead of like VGA 1024x768x256). I really don't know what the issue is but it is frustrating me.
If I read your problem description correctly, you set the boot to
/dev/hdb2. Correct? If so did you make the partition active? If so write to the superblock to get a boot from /dev/hdb2.
If you want to boot the /dev/hdb then write to that MBR.
If you want you can still use the system. Just boot using cd1
then mount /dev/hdb1 to /mnt/hd. Then chroot to it. Edit your lilo.conf to the correct device.
If you want to write to the MBR of /dev/hdb;
#lilo -v -t -b /dev/hdb #test it first
#lilo -v -b /dev/hdb #write it if all ok
If you want to write it to /dev/hdb1;
#lilo -v -t -b /dev/hdb1 #test it first
#lilo -v -b /dev/hdb1 #write it if all ok
This assumes that you have set the /dev/hdb1 as active with;
Use the help function in either to see how to set boot active.
Indeed the 02 output is lilo boot error;
A table of lilo error under the troubleshooting section.