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Old 06-22-2003, 01:15 AM   #1
vmlinuz
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Post LILO Install Error #1


Im reinstalling my LILO because i dont want to choose between DOS (i installed from dos) and LINUX and i dont have a monitor on the box..

and this showed up:

LILO INSTALL ERROR # 1
Sorry, but the attempt to install LILO has returned an
error, so LILO has not been correctly installed. You'll
have to use a bootdisk to start your machine instead.
It should still be possible to get LILO working by
editing the /etc/lilo.conf and reinstalling LILO
manually. See the LILO man page and documentation in
/usr/doc/lilo/ for more help.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 01:57 AM   #2
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How did you "attempt" to re-install LILO?

Assuming it's already on your box, simply comment out the corresponding entry to DOS in /etc/lilo.conf and then run:
/sbin/lilo -v
to save the changes (after saving the file /etc/lilo.conf) to your MBR.

If you don't have a monitor how do you access the box? Assuming SSH, then this shouldn't be a problem. If you have questions please post up your /etc/lilo.conf file (if one exists). IF you don't have one, use liloconfig to set one up.

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Old 06-22-2003, 07:37 AM   #3
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when im booting linux (without the monitor), i press the downkey then enter.. yeah SSH..

i fixed it! Thank you MasterC for the tip (lilo -v)

liloconfig didnt put anything on 'root =' on lilo.conf, thats why im getting that error.. thanks again
 
Old 06-22-2003, 07:39 AM   #4
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You're welcome, glad I could help.

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