Re: Can't boot Linux from hard drvie
I'd strongly recommend you put LILO in the mbr of your hard drive. It seems
to always work so much better for me that way. It doesn't hurt anything,
because you can (as you may well know) boot windows ME from the LILO prompt.
Just add the partition winME is on to /etc/lilo.conf so that it looks almost
like your linux partition's config section, but you don't want it to mount
read-only, and you don't have a /vmlinuz for windows ;). Maybe I'm stupid
too, who knows. Haven't used linux actively for a long while.
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> Not sure if this is a laptop problem or if I just don't understand how
> to use LILO. I'm trying to get the laptop to boot to both WindowsME
> and Debian using LILO and I've installed LILO in the boot block of the
> linux partition rather that the MBR. Seems everytime I try to boot
> Debian from the hard disk I get any number of wierd symptoms before the
> kernel is able to execute and then the system shuts down. I'm able to
> boot from the boot floppy created during installation though, and no
> problem booting WindowsME.
> Here's an excerpt:
> LILO Loading Linux...........................
> Uncompressing Linux...
> invalid compressed format (other)
> -- System Halted
> This is not totally consistent. Sometimes I get "crc error".
> Sometimes I get "block move error 0x02". Sometimes I get "Out of
> Also, when I do boot with the boot floppy I will get the following
> after a bit:
> register_serial():autoconfig failed
> register_serial() at 0x0af8, irg 11 failed
> Not quite as worried about this as I am worried the boot problem.
> However, I'd love to hear any advice on either :)
> The laptop is a Netlux 6020 (a.k.a. MiNote 6020) built by Mitac
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