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Old 08-21-2005, 08:46 AM   #1
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Switching from grub to lilo, messed up Lilo.conf, rescuing via Knoppix.

Well, I decided to change from Grub to Lilo. However, that might of not been such a good idea, for I couldn't find a good model for my lilo.conf and thus screwed it up. Now I can't get to Debian because of it. However, I have a Knoppix Live Cd handy and am trying to use it to remodify lilo.conf to get it right. How would I go on doing this, and would be a right lilo.conf for Debian if hda1 is / and hda3 is /home?
Old 08-21-2005, 11:30 AM   #2
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Be sure to have "boot=/dev/hda" in the main config of lilo.conf, it should already be like that if you've installed lilo.
A typical lilo boot stanza would look like this (without the comments of the default file):
Info on using knopppix for rescue:
clicky clicky


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Old 08-21-2005, 01:15 PM   #3
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Yay, I was able to get back to Debian! It seems that the problem was me forgetting about my initrd. Thanks.


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