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Old 09-02-2003, 07:30 AM   #1
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Question LILO problem - LI error

LILO problem - Slackware 7.1

I've just installed Slack and try to install the LILO bootloader. I have Win95 on /dev/hda1, /boot on /dev/hdc1 and my root directory is on /dev/hdc2. /dev/hdb is the cdrom. When I run liloconfig it installs fine. I then run lilo once more and receive the message:

Addes Windows *
Added Linux

After reboot the system shows LI and stops. I've tried both superblock and MBR install with the same result. I also tried to update LILO to a newer version but nothing seems to work.

Here is my lilo.conf:

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
#compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.
delay = 50
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# ramdisk = 0 # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# DOS bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows
table = /dev/hda
# DOS bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /vmlinuz
root = /dev/hdc1
label = Linux
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends


Is there anybody who can tell me what can be wrong? Thank you in advance.
Old 09-02-2003, 08:30 AM   #2
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do you have a directory on /dev/hdc1 called /vmlinuz ? or is the vmlinuz stored on the root of the drive?
usually vmlinuz is stored in the /boot folder...
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sounds like your master boot record has problems... to erase the "mbr" master boot record, start the computer with a win9x startup disk an dat the command prompt type "fdisk /mbr" this will remove anything on the mbr. but before you do that i suggest that you look into how to reload lilo. because once its erased all youll be able to use is windblows.
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My vmlinuz is located in the root partition ( /), that means on dev/hdc2. I've tried to copy it to /boot (/dev/hdc1) but with no result. In my previons setup there was no boot partition, only the /boot folder, but that didn't work either.

I've also removed LILO with lilo -u and fdisk /mbr and then reinstalled it, but it doesn't help. I still get the LI error.

Can it be something with my cdrom drive, it is installed as /dev/hdb? I've heard somewhere that LILO can't acces more than th two first disks. Or do I need to set some extra parameters in lilo.conf so that LILO can find my /dev/hdc drive at boot time?


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