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Old 07-22-2004, 08:03 AM   #16
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i think we're getting closer here. try one more thing, & if this doesn't work, i'm gonna suggest rescue mode & reinstall/repair lilo. look at my lilo closely. you are missing some entries. at the very top.......

prompt
tmieout=

that tells lilo to prompt you with a selestion screen & wait up to 120 seconds until booting the default OS. i'm sorry, i gotta get back to work for a bit. again, check my lilo carefully & compare to yours. i'll post later for the rescue/repair method if this doesn't work or somebody else doesn't help you before then.

don't forget to run lilo -v as root after editing.

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Old 07-22-2004, 08:17 AM   #17
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Add a line in lilo.conf after "nowarn" that reads "timeout =100". Here's an example:
Code:
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
vga=normal
default="263-7"
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
edit: otis got there before me
 
Old 07-22-2004, 08:25 AM   #18
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but how can I edit the lilo.conf now?
 
Old 07-22-2004, 08:37 AM   #19
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still busy at work.............

boot from MDK CD1, hit F1, choose rescue mode (or type rescue at prompt), mnt /root, eidit lilo.

maybe mdg has more time to explain it more clearly.

bbl.......

mdg.......... moonlighting fro MUB?

otis
 
Old 07-22-2004, 08:53 AM   #20
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when I type mnt /root it says 'mnt command not found'
if it do it though the menu way before entering the console, that seems ok, but still it doesnt have my files, i cd into the etc folder, and when i do 'vi lilo.conf' it says its a new file. :S
 
Old 07-22-2004, 09:03 AM   #21
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Originally posted by otish1000c

mdg.......... moonlighting fro MUB?

chris z! Thought I recognized your voice



ecion: as otis said, boot with Mdk cd1, hit F1, type "rescue" at the prompt. If I remember right, you have an option to "mount your partitions under mount". Mdk will mount your partitions. Then select "return to console".

Type "chroot /mnt"

You'll probably need to use vi to edit, so:
"vi /etc/lilo.conf" Once the file is open, edit accordingly.

To save, do: esc ":wq" enter. Then run "lilo -v"

That should be it
 
Old 07-22-2004, 09:12 AM   #22
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Ah yes, it works now.
Thanks very much to both of you you.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 10:36 AM   #23
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w00t!

glad to hear it's working!

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