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Old 06-27-2009, 01:31 PM   #1
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Help please!!!

Hi everyone,
I have a system booting with lilo, there are a partition with a unknown filesystem. I've tried to mount this partition with no success using ext2, ext3, hfs, reiserfs, etc...
I need extract the configuration file of lilo (lilo.conf) from the MBR, to see what lilo are doing.
Any Ideas?? I've already googled to discover how can I do this, but was useless.

Old 06-27-2009, 01:44 PM   #2
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You can get your MBR into a file by using a command like this

dd if=/dev/sda of=mbr.file count=1

but I don't think you can make much sense of the result. Your lilo configuration file should be in /etc/lilo.conf
If you just need info on your partitions, try fdisk or cfdisk.
Old 06-28-2009, 07:15 AM   #3
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First fo all, please try to find a title that covers the topic.

That being said, what does fdisk -l say about the specific partition? It might be / have been a recovery partition?

As uncle indicated, lilo.conf is not in the mbr. Be however aware that /etc/lilo.conf might not reflect what is actually in the mbr as a user might have modified it but might never have written to the mbr (a minor disadvantage of lilo compared to grub)



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