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Old 05-30-2002, 03:36 PM   #1
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Thumbs down boot failure

My machine does not boot anymore, but says:

LILO: Descriptor checksum error

I'm desperate. What can I do????

tks for your help
Old 05-30-2002, 03:44 PM   #2
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Whoa, okey, did you make a boot disk during installation? If so, you can use that, then boot into Linux, re-run lilo as root with: "/sbin/lilo" from the command line, reboot and try that again. If not, post back with what you have on hand: the Mandy install CD, what version, yadyadya. There are a dozen ways to get into a Linux partition when your boot record is bad.


Old 05-30-2002, 04:25 PM   #3
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that can get tricky, because lilo can screw things up (let's hope it didn't with you )
if you don't succeed with /sbin/lilo
try to boot in linux rescue mode
and run lilo again
if it doesn't help
boot in dos use part ( and clean mbr
then go back to linux rescue and run lilo


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