[Gllug] Re: LILO boot problem

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Wed Jun 27 10:14:54 UTC 2001

On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 11:01:12AM +0000, rdrinkwater wrote:
> Performed a normal closedown (init) no problems.

If by init you mean you ran 'init 0', that's not necessarily a normal
closedown :)

> When it was powered 
> back up at the point that the LILO boot screen would be prompted the 
> letters "LI" appear on the bottom line and the system "dies".

LI means second stage boot loader failure. Could be a number of things. When
you re-lilo'd, did you install to the MBR or the start of the partition? If
it did work at one stage, reinstalling lilo should be possible. It should be
/dev/rd/c0d0 (I would imagine), rather than anything else. If this is the
first time you've tried to install lilo, it might be that the lilo.conf
isn't correct for whatever reason.

Or, you could bite the bullet and bang grub on there.




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