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Old 05-21-2003, 09:25 PM   #1
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lilo problems

Hey guys,

I just recompiled my kernel and everything went fine. I changed my lilo.conf so that I could boot to the new image. I went to reboot and it seems as though lilo is still using a previous version of lilo.conf because my option for the new image isn't showing up. I also changed the default labels on the other partition and other image that I boot to. I installed lilo to the MBR but I don't know if that makes a difference or not. thanks a lot

Old 05-21-2003, 09:31 PM   #2
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Did you run /sbin/lilo after editing? You have to do that to update lilo.

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Old 05-21-2003, 09:32 PM   #3
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you must execute 'lilo' after you make changes to the .conf file
Old 05-22-2003, 04:48 PM   #4
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yeah i ran lilo and lilo -q....
Old 05-22-2003, 04:59 PM   #5
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Run /sbin/lilo -v

The "-v" will cause lilo to echo any errors back to the console.
Old 05-22-2003, 09:37 PM   #6
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where actual device/partition are you booting from and where did lilo.conf direct lilo to install boot record?
Old 05-23-2003, 03:36 PM   #7
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try posting a chunk of the lilo.conf
also do 'uname -a' and see which version you booted into, its possible the lilo options are different but the old name is still there
Old 05-26-2003, 04:10 AM   #8
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just a question and dont get ofended by this

did u save the changes

i mean i sometimes i close the editor without saving my changes and keep wondering why its not working


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