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Old 10-13-2004, 01:16 PM   #1
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weird booting ctrl-d thing

Ahh, the wonders that are computers.

Here is how it goes:

I accidentally destroyed my lilo.conf file. I used liloconfig to reconstruct it. I added the appends I originally wished to add. I later realized that they were unnecessary and removed them. After selecting to boot the 2.6.8 kernel I have on here, it boots fine, until it is almost completely through.

It does not automatically resolve dhcp. It prompts for a password for single-user mode (ctrl-d as the method of bypassing single-user and going into runlevel 2).

That is it. Really just a big annoyance not having dhcp automatically detected. The ctrl-d thing is also a bit out there, but not as bad as dhcp.


PS Thanks everybody.
Old 10-13-2004, 03:53 PM   #2
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Hm. I dunno much about LILO. I would just use grub. Do 'apt-get install grub.' grub should know how to start linux correctly and if you add kernels or something you can update grub by simply typing update-grub as root.
Old 10-13-2004, 06:16 PM   #3
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Part of the difficulty that I had installing Debian initally was that I used the Sarge businesscard disks and it wanted to install grub. grub doesn't work for me at all. It wouldn't boot the system.
Old 10-13-2004, 06:41 PM   #4
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It seems to be fixed. liloconfig automagically labelled my linux partition as "Linux 1". I removed the "1" and reran lilo.


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