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Old 12-25-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
stew34
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Unhappy Boot problem


Hello all,

I have installed Gentoo successfully and have had it up and running for a while now. Today I had to move some stuff around so I had to shut off my Gentoo Linux box. Now when I go to turn on my Gentoo box I get to my LILO Boot Menu then it goes
"boot:
Loading gentoo..............." and it just locks up right there.
anyone have any ideas one what has happened? Or a quick fix possibly for this? Is there an easy resolution to this that I do not know of?
Again it just locks up after attempting to Load gentoo after the Lilo Boot menu.

Thanks
 
Old 12-26-2003, 03:18 AM   #2
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Have you tried your boot diskette? Tell me you have a boot diskette... (I don't knLinux ow much about gentoo but a boot diskette sounds like a good place to start. If you can't find one there is a distro called Zool linux, pretty complete console based distro on 1 floppy.)
 
Old 12-26-2003, 07:55 AM   #3
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Today I had to move some stuff around so I had to shut off my Gentoo Linux box.
What did you move around? (if you mean physically moving things in your place, was there anything else you did on your gentoo?).
Get a little linux distro like Guru3 said, and use it to obtain your /etc/lilo.conf file, and post it's contents here.
 
Old 12-26-2003, 10:29 AM   #4
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fixed

Hey people,

I fixed my problem. I loaded up off my gentoo LIve CD then chrooted into my shell then ran /sbin/lilo and that fixed..
It appeared as though I changed something to my kernel so i must have I guess. And it told me my video adapter module would not load after running /sbin/lilo so my video adapater module come unstuck from the kernel I think because I had to re-emerge xfree, thats the only thing I can think of that I really did that would have anything to do with my video module, because I did not re-install or recompile my video module.
I think I will make a backup bootdisk for sure!

Thanks for the responses.
 
  


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