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Old 07-03-2005, 02:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Still need Help with Helix

Hi, i am pretty new to this kind of stuff and thought i would have a go....
i have eventually installed the latest version of Helix (forensics distro) on a partition known as hda7 and the swap partition is hda8.
It has succefully installed and it installed lilo to the master boot record.
now i have a copy of acronis os selector which starts up and shows me my winxp os and helix. I choose helix and then a command promt screen appears with

i type in root (hd0,6)
thats works fine but then
kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda7 comes up with error 15 file not found

can n e 1 help?

i know grub is working fine cause i can load windows though it

Last edited by MPP; 07-04-2005 at 02:32 PM.
Old 07-04-2005, 12:08 AM   #2
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kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda7 comes up with error 15 file not found

Is this something you are typing in or output from OS Selector?
Old 07-04-2005, 01:35 AM   #3
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I think you /boot/grub/grub.conf file may be pointing to the wrong place and cannot find your kernel. The kernel is in /boot directory. would need to see grub file to confirm. Also you have only 1 linux partition and a swap partition?
Old 07-04-2005, 11:49 AM   #4
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I have got rid of the os slector program so now i have grub startin up everytime i power up the pc.
using rootnoverify command and so on i can boot up windows.

using ltools to look at the partition...
/boot/grub/grub.conf does not exist, their is no such file
however i have a /dev/hda7/etc/lilo.conf
it loos like this:
# /etc/lilo.conf - See: 'lilo(8)' and 'lilo.conf(5)',
# --------------- 'install-mbr(8)', '/usr/share/doc/lilo/',
# and '/usr/share/doc/mbr/'.

# +---------------------------------------------------------------+
# | !! Reminder !! |
# | |
# | Don't forget to run 'lilo' after you make changes to this |
# | conffile, '/boot/bootmess.txt', or install a new kernel. The |
# | computer will most likely fail to boot if a kernel-image |
# | post-install script or you don't remember to run 'lilo'. |
# | |
# +---------------------------------------------------------------+

# Support LBA for large hard disks.

# Overrides the default mapping between harddisk names and the BIOS'
# harddisk order. Use with caution.
# bios=0x81

# bios=0x80

# Specifies the boot device. This is where Lilo installs its boot
# block. It can be either a partition, or the raw device, in which
# case it installs in the MBR, and will overwrite the current MBR.

# Specifies the device that should be mounted as root. ('/')

# Enable map compaction:
# Tries to merge read requests for adjacent sectors into a single
# read request. This drastically reduces load time and keeps the
# map smaller. Using 'compact' is especially recommended when
# booting from a floppy disk. It is disabled here by default
# because it doesn't always work.
# compact

# Default menu for Debian. (Using the images from debian-bootscreen)
# from Philipp Wolfer <>.

# Install the specified file as the new boot sector.
# LILO supports built in boot sectory, you only need
# to specify the type, choose one from 'text', 'menu' or 'bitmap'.
# new: install=bmp old: install=/boot/boot-bmp.b
# new: install=text old: install=/boot/boot-text.b
# new: install=menu old: install=/boot/boot-menu.b or boot.b
# default: 'menu' is default, unless you have a bitmap= line
# Note: install=bmp must be used to see the bitmap menu.
# install=menu
# install=bmp

# Specifies the number of _tenths_ of a second LILO should
# wait before booting the first image. LILO
# doesn't wait if DELAY is omitted or if DELAY is set to zero.


# Prompt to use certaing image. If prompt is specified without timeout,
# boot will not take place unless you hit RETURN

# Specifies the location of the map file. If MAP is
# omitted, a file /boot/map is used.

# Specifies the VGA text mode that should be selected when
# booting. The following values are recognized (case is ignored):
# NORMAL select normal 80x25 text mode.
# EXTENDED select 80x50 text mode. The word EXTENDED can be
# abbreviated to EXT.
# ASK stop and ask for user input (at boot time).
# <number> use the corresponding text mode. A list of available modes
# can be obtained by booting with vga=ask and pressing [Enter].

# You can set a password here, and uncomment the 'restricted' lines
# in the image definitions below to make it so that a password must
# be typed to boot anything but a default configuration. If a
# command line is given, other than one specified by an 'append'
# statement in 'lilo.conf', the password will be required, but a
# standard default boot will not require one.
# This will, for instance, prevent anyone with access to the
# console from booting with something like 'Linux init=/bin/sh',
# and thus becoming 'root' without proper authorization.
# Note that if you really need this type of security, you will
# likely also want to use 'install-mbr' to reconfigure the MBR
# program, as well as set up your BIOS to disallow booting from
# removable disk or CD-ROM, then put a password on getting into the
# BIOS configuration as well. Please RTFM 'install-mbr(8)'.
# password=tatercounter2000

# You can put a customized boot message up if you like. If you use
# 'prompt', and this computer may need to reboot unattended, you
# must specify a 'timeout', or it will sit there forever waiting
# for a keypress. 'single-key' goes with the 'alias' lines in the
# 'image' configurations below. eg: You can press '1' to boot
# 'Linux', '2' to boot 'LinuxOLD', if you uncomment the 'alias'.
# message=/boot/bootmess.txt
# prompt
# single-key
# delay=100
# timeout=100

# Kernel command line options that apply to all installed images go
# here. See: The 'boot-prompt-HOWO' and 'kernel-parameters.txt' in
# the Linux kernel 'Documentation' directory.
# append=""
# Boot up Linux by default.


append="ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us splash=silent quiet BOOT_IMAGE=helix"
append="ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us splash=silent quiet BOOT_IMAGE=helix"

# If you have another OS on this machine to boot, you can uncomment the
# following lines, changing the device name on the 'other' line to
# where your other OS' partition is.
# other=/dev/hda4
# label=HURD
# restricted
# alias=3

n e help would be much appreciated and will help get this thing working

Last edited by MPP; 07-04-2005 at 01:44 PM.


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