Re: Stops at Lilo prompt
On Friday 02 November 2001 16:17, allen wayne best just ramblin in his amx
> i have just installed debian onto a "fresh" computer (no system on computer
> before installaition) using the "leaning debian linux" cd. after much
> handwringing and filling in the blanks, the installation completed
> successful. we rebooted and the lilo prompt came up -- and nothing happens!
> insert boot floppy made during installation. boot. all is well.
> check lilo.conf. looks good. run lilo. reboot. same thing.
Maybe you could post a copy of your lilo.conf. Where is the specified boot
location? I remember someone else who had a problem when the location was
/dev/sda1 ... changing it to simply /dev/sda worked for him.
> reboot from floppy and re-install kernel image from cd. run lilo. reboot.
> same thing.
> reboot from floppy. scratch head! now what???
But it does succesfully boot from a floppy? If so then in my mind that
reinforces what I wrote above.
> the disk setup is
> /dev/sda1 / 2000M
> /dev/sda5 /tmp 100M
> /dev/sda6 /usr 3500M
> /dev/sda7 /var 1000M
> /dev/sda8 /home 500M
> /dev/sda9 /usr/src 1000M
> /dev/sda10 swap 512M
> /dev/sda11 /opt 1058M
> the next move is to update the kernel, etc, using dselect.
> any ideas why the drive is *not* booting on its own????
Another possibility is that /dev/sda1 is crossing that nebulous concept of
the 1024th cylinder which I don't quite fully understand...
David P. James
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