Help! Hang on boot, with letters LI
I can no longer boot into Debian! I installed IE5 in my WinNT
partition, and after that Lilo would boot WinNT at the prompt, but hang on
trying to boot Linux. Then after some fiddling it broke completely, giving
me the letters LI (in the same position as I previously saw a whole LILO
prompt), and the system hung.
I reckoned Lilo was the problem, and installed a different boot
loader (PQBoot from Powerquest). Now I can still boot into WinNT, but if I
try to boot Linux, I get the same LI hang I had when Lilo was the boot
I tried booting off the CD, activating my partitions, and
reinstalling LILO, but it win't install. I then tried to create a boot
floppy, and I can't do that either.
I have a 7.5 GB SCSI system with 4 primary partitions. In order
they are: DOS, WinNT, swap, ext2. I was running potato with a
custom-compiled kernel that I had set up with dpkg-kernel.