Re: System won't boot, "lilo.conf" problem
I have the same situation to Tam. Whenever I boot my PC, It only
show " LI" and freeze. The different thing is I have only one disk (
2GB) and all dedicated to linux. No other operating system inside.
The /etc/lilo.conf content is
I have been bothered by this problem for 2 weeks! Please help me
to solve the problem.
> My system is similar to yours (2 hd, Win95 on hda1, Debian on hdb). Perhaps my
> /etc/lilo.conf could help.
> [22:02:27 shaul]$ cat /etc/lilo.conf
> # /etc/lilo.conf
> [22:02:59 shaul]$
> > Hi,
> > I really need some (PLEASE). After I successfully installed the base
> > system, I configured the /etc/lilo.conf file and when I reboot, my sytem
> > displays this :
> > LI....
> > and then freezes. Hopefully someone can help me.
> > Now I will give you a description of what I am trying to do so you can
> > understand my problem better.
> > I have two hard drives and I'll call them "/dev/hda" and "/dev/hdc".
> > /dev/hda is a "master" on the first IDE chain and /dev/hdc is also a "master"
> > but on the second IDE chain. I have DOS/win95 on /dev/hda and just
> > installed the base of Linux on /dev/hdc (dedicate only to Linux).
> > ***When I make the /root partition on /dev/hdc, I make it bootable***
> > This is what I want to do:
> > I want to have a choice to of DOS/win95 or Linux when I boot my system
> > This is what I did, I not sure if it is right or not:
> > -run liloconfig
> > -said "YES" to the first question to install a partition boot
> > record on /dev/hdc.
> > -said "NO" to making a master boot record on my second drive /dev/hdc
> > cuz to want to boot from /dev/hda and I assume that it is
> > right not making a mbr on /dev/hdc.
> > -said "NO" to the third question, not making my /dev/hdc active.
> > Now I go in "/etc/lilo.conf" and fix it by hand and this is what
> > it looks like: (I delete the original data that lilo provided such as
> > compact, install=/boot/boot.b, ....etc)
> > boot=/dev/hda
> > delay=40
> > other=/dev/hda1
> > label=windows
> > table=/dev/hda
> > image=/vmlinuz
> > root=/dev/hdc2 #hdc2 is my root partition
> > label-Linux
> > read-only
> > This is the exact data in this file.
> > I save this file and type the command "lilo" and I get this :
> > Added windows *
> > Added Linux
> > Then I reboot....
> > and I system freezes at LI....
> > Now I can't even boot DOS/win95 because I can't get my /etc/lilo.conf to
> > work. I tried to remove the file "boot.0300" in the /boot dir on
> > /dev/hdc2 but that doesn't work . I also have the file "boot.0613" or
> > something like that in my /boot dir but I didn't delete(I am not sure
> > what it is).
> > If you have the time, please help, THANKS!
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