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Old 02-23-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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LILO boot problems

I tried to compile a new kernel, but it failed. When I now try to boot my Debian woody i don't get the boot: line or the LILO boot menu. I did get the LILO boot menu once, but for some reason it won't reappear. I know i should have changed the stupid thing when i first managed to get in, but I'm just not that smart. Is there some button i can press to make the boot menu appear or am I basically screwed?
Old 02-23-2005, 01:09 PM   #2
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Press TAB as soon as you see the Lilo prompt appear, or otherwise press ALT or SHIFT beforehand, if Lilo isn't set to run interactively. This should give you a list of available kernels to boot from.

When you have access to a console, you can then edit your /etc/lilo.conf, and add the line
delay = 40
to signify the delay, in ms, before booting commences.




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