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Old 03-31-2001, 12:48 AM   #1
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I just installed rh7 on a windowsme machine. The installation went perfect. Had no errors and linux probed all hardware. I tried to boot the system and it booted windowsme. I tried booting from the boot disk that I made during installation and at LILO: I pressed Enter. It starts booting and after few info pages i get :
"error boot
and then i get back to the LILO: and it starts booting again and the same thing happens over and over. Any Ideas?

Old 04-02-2001, 11:48 AM   #2
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Same problem

I am having the same exact problem, any solutions yet?
Old 04-02-2001, 12:29 PM   #3
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Where exactly does it start the LILO over you notice any particular failures during the boot process before it starts over.
Old 04-02-2001, 07:16 PM   #4
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When trying to boot off the floppy it says starting Linux, after a few seconds it gives an error and returns you to the LILO prompt. After the default time it attempts to boot to Linux again and gives the same error. Could it be a bad floppy? The floppy drive light is still blinking when it gives the error, so I don't think it is even attempting to access the hard drive yet.
Old 04-02-2001, 07:19 PM   #5
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Could Windows ME be writing over the LILO MBR info causing the machine to just boot into ME without a LILO prompt?
Old 04-03-2001, 02:25 AM   #6
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lilo not installed properly

If it was a LILO/MBR problem, the floppy should still boot the system... unless the LILO config on the floppy is incorrect as well.

You can try to boot into rescue mode with your installation media, or use a Tom's RBT disk. After that, you should be able to 'mknod' and mount the volumes to check it out.
Look at for more info on this process.

One thing you may want to try is to go through the rescue process so that you can edit /etc/lilo.conf
There is a line in there usually that says "linear". Change that to "lba32" and then run /sbin/lilo
Pay attention to the "chroot" instructions in that document I listed above.
Old 04-05-2001, 02:03 PM   #7
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almost there

I ran the upgrade program on the CD and made a new boot disk. It worked, now I just need to get LILO working.


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