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Re: Can't boot from hd after upgrade to woody

>>>>> Steinar Bang <sb@dod.no>:

> Platform: DECpc 450SLC/e (laptop w/486, 8MB RAM, 250MB HD)

[snip! boot worked with potato, but not after dist-upgrade to woody]

> Is this caused by a LILO upgrade and incompatibilities with old
> hardware?

It seems to have been caused by the LILO upgrade.  Bjørn Mork showed
me how to downgrade the LILO to the potato version.

I added the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list:
 deb http://ftp.no.debian.org/debian/ potato main non-free contrib

I created an /etc/apt/preferences file, containing:

 Package: lilo
 Pin: version 1:21.*
 Pin-Priority: 1001

I then did
	apt-get update
	apt-get install lilo
and then did a reboot, which worked perfectly.

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