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Old 08-23-2003, 11:10 AM   #1
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No new kernel-option in LILO after editing lilo.conf

Some days ago I installed Debian 3.0 with kernel 2.2.20. I've just compiled a 2.4.18-kernel using the kernel-compile package. The problem is that LILO won't give me an option for booting the new kernel. I've checked lilo.conf, and things seem to be OK:

label = Linux

vmlinuz points to /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18.

Still, the old 2.2.20-kernel boots. I've tried adding this to lilo.conf:

label = LinuxOLD

This makes no change. The only options at boot-time still are Linux and Dos. And yes; I remembered to run 'lilo' after editing the config file.

It seems that LILO doesn't react to the changes made in lilo.conf. What could be the problem?
Old 08-23-2003, 11:47 AM   #2
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If you run lilo with the flags

# lilo -t -v

lilo will not commit any changes and will show you what exactly it is going to do.
Old 08-23-2003, 12:33 PM   #3
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# lilo -t -v

gives the output:

Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
Warning: COMPACT may conflict with LBA32 on some systems
Reading boot sector from /dev/hda3
Merging with /boot/boot.b
Boot image: /vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18
Added Linux *

I can't see something unusual here.
Old 08-26-2003, 08:55 PM   #4
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could you post your entire
file and the contents of
to see kernels


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