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Old 07-19-2004, 09:57 AM   #1
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?? LILO?? GRub?

ok, not to firmilliar with those cmds, im a big newb to linuix, i recently installed redhat but it was stupid so im switchin to Mandrake, and when i get to Install boot loader part, i dont know what to do

BootLoader to use:
boot Device:
Delay before booting image
Anable ACPI
Force no Local APIC
Clean /tmp at each boot
Precise RAM size if needed(found 448 mb)
i tryed doin it myself but it goes to a screen and says Grub and hit tab for a list of known commands wich doesnt help at all cause i tried all of them. I need to know because i cant boot it up, oviously.

Thanks, i would really apreciate the help
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Mandrake installs lilo by default. What you are seeing is a remnant of your previous installation. I'm basing my assumption that you didn't manually select to use grub.

One of two things happened.

1) You selected the wrong boot device and the lilo boot-strap loader was written to the wrong location.

2) An error occurred during the running of the /sbin/lilo command, so the bootstrap loader was not written at all.

You could either boot up from the install disk and enter the option rescue, or re-install and select upgrade to try it again.

If you boot to the rescue system, there is a menu option to mount the partitions under /mnt. After doing this enter 'chroot /mnt'
Next you might want to enter: 'bash -l' to set up your paths and aliases.
Now it would be a good idea to backup your /etc/lilo.conf file i.e. 'cp /etc/lilo.conf /etc/lilo.conf.backup'

Examine the lilo.conf file. Check if the boot= entry is correct. Does it match the drive that is selected to boot from in BIOS.

If the boot= entry is correct try the command '/sbin/lilo'.
If this is successful, it will the name of each boot entry. If it isn't successful, note what the error message is. The error could be in a stanza you don't need.

Good Luck!


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