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Old 03-10-2004, 12:52 PM   #1
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Lilo error just printing LI and stops


I've just installed Debian Woody, and made a apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade. Then when ever i boot, it just ends up printing LI on the screen and stops. Then I have to use my rescue CD, to get into Debian.

I've google around for an answer, but with no luck. Anyone knows of a solution to this problem.

Im running with the 2.2.20-compact kernel, wich i later on would like to upgrade to 2.4.25 kernel, but i guess its best to have the most problems ruled out before messing around kernel compiling.
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The first thing I'd try after having booted debilian
via CD is to run lilo on the up & running machine?

Old 03-10-2004, 02:14 PM   #3
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I remember a similar problem.

Try messing arround with the LILO configuration files. If it doesn't work... Well.. Just do it the windows way - format.

I hope you don't have any data you would need later. If there is - back it up.
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LILO may be configured to use a partition that isn't set as bootable. (cfdisk) I don't know why apt-get would have done this but the LI just hanging is a common LILO install problem-


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