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Old 03-28-2004, 03:11 PM   #1
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Lilo problems

Trying to install Mandrake 9.2 on my father-in-laws pc.

He has two hard drives, the install seems to go fine until we get to the lilo part.

If we choose to install lilo on the MBR when we reboot all we get after the POST is "99 99 99 99..."

If we choose to install lilo to the 1st sector of the root partion then we get nothing after we reinstall.

and if we choose to install to floppy we get an error while writing to floppy message.

Any suggestions.

Old 03-28-2004, 03:35 PM   #2
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Perhaps these links will help.

LILO fails: Error messages and their interpretation
Multiboot with LILO HOWTO
LILO, Linux Crash Rescue HOW-TO
Installing a bootloader

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Urpmi But Never Dared Asking Before
Maximum RPM
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page
Installing a bootloader

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