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Old 09-21-2004, 08:09 PM   #1
Brad4321
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Configuring Lilo


I just got done with my stage 1 gentoo installation () and I can't figure out how to make lilo correctly boot from it. This is my current lilo conf file. Mandrake created this and the 50 different possible boot options for mandrake.

Code:
# File generated by DrakX/drakboot
# WARNING: do not forget to run lilo after modifying this file

boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
default="linux-smp"
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
disk=/dev/hdg bios=0x82
disk=/dev/hdd bios=0x81
image=/boot/vmlinuz
	label="linux"
	root=/dev/hda5
	initrd=/boot/initrd.img
	append="devfs=mount resume=/dev/hdd7 splash=silent"
	vga=788
	read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
	label="linux-nonfb"
	root=/dev/hda5
	initrd=/boot/initrd.img
	append="devfs=mount resume=/dev/hdd7"
	read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.3-9mdk
	label="263-9"
	root=/dev/hda5
	initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.3-9mdk.img
	append="devfs=mount resume=/dev/hdd7 splash=silent"
	read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz-smp
	label="linux-smp"
	root=/dev/hda5
	initrd=/boot/initrd-smp.img
	append="devfs=mount resume=/dev/hdd7 splash=silent"
	read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
	label="failsafe"
	root=/dev/hda5
	initrd=/boot/initrd.img
	append="failsafe resume=/dev/hdd7 devfs=nomount"
	read-only
other=/dev/hda1
	label="windows"
	table=/dev/hda
image=/boot/kernel-2.6.8-gentoo
	label="Gentoo Kernel 2.6.8"
	image=/boot/kernel-2.6.8-gentoo
	root=/dev/hda8
other=/dev/fd0
	label="floppy"
	unsafe
[root@localhost etc]# /sbin/lilo
Added linux
Added linux-nonfb
Added 263-9
Added linux-smp *
Added failsafe
Added windows
Fatal: open /boot/kernel-2.6.8-gentoo: No such file or directory

It seems that it is saying the path to the kernel is wrong. The weird kernel name is what I had written down from the installation, but I am not sure that it is right. What am I doing wrong?

Last edited by Brad4321; 09-21-2004 at 08:12 PM.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 08:41 PM   #2
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It seems that it is saying the path to the kernel is wrong. The weird kernel name is what I had written down from the installation, but I am not sure that it is right.
Which it would be if Mandrake and Gentoo didn't
share the same boot partition...



Cheers,
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Old 09-22-2004, 07:38 AM   #3
Brad4321
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I don't get what you mean. Mandrake and gentoo are on seperate partitions. Or do you mean that the gentoo kernel isn't located in /boot?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 09:21 AM   #4
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Brad, try changing lilo.conf to something like this;

image=/mnt/hda8/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-gentoo
label="Gentoo"
initrd=/mnt/hda8/boot/initrd-2.6.8-gentoo.img
append="root=/dev/hda8"
vga=788

You may not need to change kernel to vmlinuz, however this is the usual method, you may not need to add the initrd path as this is not always required. The append is required and you may need to set more params. The reason you were getting the error is because the boot path is the same for both distros, hence the need to change to /mnt.

HTH

Mathew

Last edited by MathewT; 09-22-2004 at 09:22 AM.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 03:49 PM   #5
Brad4321
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I am still getting the exact same error using your example. Replacing vmlinuz with kernel and vis versa did nothing either .
 
Old 09-26-2004, 10:44 AM   #6
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Brad did you try removing the initrd line? if not then try that.

Have just read another post where apparently -2.6etc is wrong so you could, failing with the above, try removing - from the line.

Good luck.

Mathew

Last edited by MathewT; 09-26-2004 at 10:50 AM.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 12:11 PM   #7
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hi
i always thought that what you've got would work, but it doesn't.......
guess you run lilo in mandrake, so i think the path :

image=/boot/kernel-2.6.8-gentoo

should be smth. like:

image=( mountpoint rootpart. of gentoo)/boot/kernel-2.6.8-gentoo

( if the 'hda8' isn't mounted , you gotto do that first. )

egag
 
  


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