[Gllug] Re: LILO boot problem
rdrinkwater at dial.pipex.com
Wed Jun 27 12:36:55 UTC 2001
First, thanks Alex.
home at alexhudson.com wrote:>
> If by init you mean you ran 'init 0', that's not necessarily a normal
> closedown :)
Agreed, but normal to us for what we were doing. Incidentally, how else
would you close down?
> 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.
The one thing we didn't try was c0d0!! We have now done so and all is
> Or, you could bite the bullet and bang grub on there.
Never having used grub what are the pros and cons and why "bite the
bullet", after all "if you know a better fox-hole etc..."
Having sorted out the boot problem we now have the following message
repeatedly appearing (before this saga started we had a working networked
eth0: timeout waiting for TxRDC
Hw. address read/write mismap 1
Hw. address read/write mismap 3
We have changed the NIC and MB just in case, but to no avail and have
now re-installed Mandrake - still the same. All pointers gratefully
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