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Skyline 07-24-2003 06:03 PM

Hi Damian

Go to Console

type

SU
Then type your Root password

then type

KEDIT /etc/lilo.conf

then scan down to the botom

Definately make sure those 2 duplicate entries are not there - they shouldn't be - they dont refer to anything - the image = lines dont even specify a Boot image so get rid of them.


image="/dev/hda1"
root="/dev/hda5"
initrd="/boot/initrd.img"
append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=off"

image="/dev/hda1"
root="/dev/hda5"
initrd="/boot/initrd.img"
append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi acpi=off"

Make sure they're not there and save your KEDIT file

then as root user again try running

/sbin/lilo

DamianY2J 07-24-2003 06:17 PM

Thanks for that. It's late now, so I'll try that tomorrow morning, and post the results then.

DamianY2J 07-25-2003 05:16 AM

I did as you said, and deleted one of the duplicate entries, and saved it, and typed /sbin/lilo.conf, and I got the following message:

ADDED linux
ADDED linux-enterpris
ADDED failsafe
ADDED windows*
FATAL: Kernal doesn't support initial RAM disks

Anyway, I closed Console down and rebooted, and linux was still the default. What went wrong?

Skyline 07-25-2003 07:34 AM

Hi Damian

I'd delete both those duplicate entries - taken at face value they dont do anything and shouldn't be there - so delete both of them

Also when you run the map installer you type

/sbin/lilo not /sbin/lilo.conf

try this properly -

Can you post your lilo.conf file or your Expert tab again - I'd like to see exactly what youve deleted at this point and whats left in there.

DamianY2J 07-25-2003 11:45 AM

It now works :-)

I deleted both duplicate entries, and then typed /sbin/lilo and now everything works fine, with Windows as the default :-)

Since you have been so good at helping me solve this problem, I don't want to push my luck, but I do have 2 other Linux queries at this stage - hope you don't mind me posting them in here:

1. What are failsafe and linux-enterpris, and can they safely be deleted from the list?

2. Sometimes, when I click Logout Damian, it brings up a box with Reboot or Halt options, and sometimes it brings up a box with the dragon in, and 3 options (log out, shut down or reboot, I think). How can I make it so that the dragon box always comes up, and not just sometimes?

Skyline 07-25-2003 12:21 PM

Hi Damian

Personaly - I would just leave the entries for Failsafe and Enterprise alone.

Failsafe mode just enables you to go into Graphical,text,maintennance modes, check bootlogs etc - I would suggest you just leave it - Enterprise presumably is a more enhanced kernel/version offered on the Powerpack edition.
Again - just leave it now youve got your computer sorted.

If you really do want to delete these entries just go into your expert tab and delete the whole entry for Failsafe and the whole entry for Enterprise - then just click on apply.

Then go to a Console and

SU
root password

/sbin/lilo

I would just leave them alone for now though.

DamianY2J 07-25-2003 12:35 PM

OK, thanks :-)


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