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Old 11-05-2004, 02:42 PM   #1
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Problems with lilo


Hi,

I am having some trouble with lilo. It has never been like this before but now I reinstalled Slackware and I just can't get it to work.

When I reboot, at the time when lilo should show up it just outputs something like
L99 99 99 99 99 99 99
9 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
99 99 99 99 99 99 99 9
..and so on for a bit. Then no more. No more errors or anything to go on. Right now I have booted from the second CD and when I run /sbin/lilo it just gives the usual: "Added Linux *", no error, nothing.

I have installed my root partition at hda1 and the swap is at hda3. I have two more partitions (FAT at hda5 and NTFS at hdb5).
This is what /etc/lilo.conf looks like:

Code:
bash-2.05b# cat /etc/lilo.conf
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda1
#compact        # faster, but won't work on all systems.
prompt
timeout = 50
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
vga = 791
# 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
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hda1
  label = Linux1
  read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
Please, what is my problem?

/MezzyMeat
 
Old 11-05-2004, 03:08 PM   #2
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You have boot = /dev/hda1 rather than boot = /dev/hda
 
Old 11-05-2004, 06:16 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chinaman
You have boot = /dev/hda1 rather than boot = /dev/hda
Tried both "hda" and "hda1" but none worked. Thought I better have hda1 since my root partition is hda1.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 06:33 PM   #4
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From "man lilo"
Code:
Errors 99 and 9A usually mean the map file (-m or map=)  is not readable,
likely because LILO was not re-run after some system change, or there is a
geometry mis-match between what LILO used (lilo -v3 to display) and what
is actually being used by the BIOS (one of the lilo diagnostic disks, available
in the source distribution, may be needed to diagnose this problem).
To what location did you install LiLO? If the MBR, then it must have the
location of your MBR in "boot=" which I am assuming is /dev/hda.
NB: That says boot= and not root=. Those are two separate entries.
This is the one at the top of /etc/lilo.conf

Once you changed it to "boot = /dev/hda" did you rerun "lilo" ?

If so, and that's not your problem, then boot again with the CD,
login as root, and run "liloconfig" and install LiLO to the MBR, and
I think you know enough about your system to choose "expert"
and afterwards, rerun "lilo"
 
  


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