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Old 06-28-2004, 06:48 PM   #1
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i get errors when i run lilo.conf

when i run lilo.conf i get a crazy error:
here is the error:
erase is delete
kill is control-u
interrupt is control-c
/etc/lilo.conf: line 13: vga : command not found
/etc/lilo.conf: line 36 : image : command not found
/etc/lilo.conf: line 38 root : command not found
/etc/lilo.conf: line 39: lablel : command not foun d
there is more errors but I think you get the picture. I know those are valid commands because lilo.conf works the other times. the only thing i did was change permission to 755. (chmod 755 /etc/lilo.conf) how do i fix this error, because know i can only get into slackware wiht a boot disk.\

Old 06-28-2004, 07:02 PM   #2
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try changing your permissions back to what they originally were, messing with permissions on boot loaders can sometimes cause issues (i know firsthand this is the case with grub). the permissions on my working lilo are

Old 06-28-2004, 08:35 PM   #3
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Don't arbitrarily change permissions on system files. They are set the way they are for a reason. As czarherr indicated, you should set them back the way they were.

Apart from that though, you should be running lilo (the program) not lilo.conf (the config file for lilo). To be specific, I assume you meant that you were running /sbin/lilo rather then /etc/lilo.conf The fact that "lilo" can be used interchangably to refer to both the program and the file can create confusion, eg, "Run lilo after you update lilo" makes sense if you know this, but otherwise it would be totally confusing.

Anyway, if you make changes to lilo (meaning the config file) then you also need to run lilo (the program) in order for them to take effect. In other words, after you edit /etc/lilo.conf you also need to run /sbin/lilo -- J.W.
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You run the command lilo and not lilo.conf.
/etc/lilo.conf is the configuration file for lilo, not the program itself.
Old 06-28-2004, 11:20 PM   #5
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to further what the last poster started: if you are trying to restart lilo, the command is:
you have to give the full path name if sbin is not in your PATH, which it isn't by default. root - yes, normal user - no.

hope this helps.
Old 06-28-2004, 11:25 PM   #6
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hey guys thanks for the information. I was alittle confused that straightened me out. It works now, and i have the 2.6.1 kernel. Thanks again.
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Glad it worked. -- J.W.


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