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Old 11-28-2003, 01:31 PM   #1
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LILO Hangs at Boot After Sarge Upgrade

I've been attempting to upgrade from Woody to Sarge for two days and keep having the same problem.

As I understand it, the correct way to upgrade is to change the sources list to use the "Testing" directory and then do "apt-get dist-upgrade." This seems to work without a problem, however when I reboot after the upgrade, instead of seeing "LILO 22.2..." at the first boot screen I see "LI" and the computer hangs. Is there some configuration I need to do BEFORE I reboot?

Needless to say, I have to reinstall Woody and start over. One concern that I have is the logic behind upgrading a running system. That doesn't make sense to me. Is there a way to make a bootable CD or floppy that has the necessary apps to do an upgrade?

I have also tried to install sarge from a CD but always get various errors and it won't install.

If any one can offer advice or can point to a website for an explanation, I would greatly appreciate it.

Kent Oxley
Old 11-28-2003, 05:48 PM   #2
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I was able to fix this on my own by booting from the Rescue option of the Woody install CD and then running LILO. Computer boots with no problems.

My next question is, where is all the software? Sarge seems like a very sparse distribution, and I don't like GNOME.


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