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Old 05-30-2002, 04:36 PM   #1
tlaloc
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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, 04:44 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.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 05-30-2002, 05:25 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 (www.ranish.com) and clean mbr
then go back to linux rescue and run lilo
 
  


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