Re: How do you repair a bad LILO?
boot off the cd like that they told you (or floppy)
then login as root
run /sbin/lilo by hand, that should reinstall lilo for you.
On Mon, 2001-11-26 at 00:25, jennyw wrote:
> I reinstalled Debian 2.2. After installing the base system, it rebooted fine
> to finish the rest of the install. I logged in and used it for a bit then
> decided to reboot again. This time it hung after showing "LIL-". I asked on
> #debian on IRC and folks said this meant I had a bad LILO MBR. Someone
> suggested that I try typing "rescue root=/dev/hda1" at the boot: prompt. I
> tried this booting off of the install CD and it ended up loading my Debian
> install just fine, but it doesn't seem to fix the problem when I reboot.
> I then booted off a boot floppy and tried to run lilo. It said that there
> was no lilo.conf file. I did a search on the filesystem for lilo.conf and
> there is no file anywhere ... At this point I'm reinstalling (again!), but
> I'd like to know how to fix this problem for the future.
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