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Re: I boot and get: L40 40 40 40 40...



Joey Hess [joey@silk.kitenet.net]; on behalf of; Joey Hess
[joey@kitenet.net]
> Seneca Cunningham wrote:
> > I have just been rearranging all my partitions, and now it looks like
the
> > most recent change is messing my system. A shortened version of the
first
> > couple post-post lines is:
> >
> > 	L 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
> >    40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
>
> Lilo manual:
>
> If the BIOS signals an error when LILO is trying to load a boot image, the
> respective error code is displayed. The following BIOS error codes are
> known:
>
> [...]
>
>    0x40   "Seek failure". This might be a media problem. Try booting
>    again.
>
> Hmm. That's not very helpful.

It is if you boot the next time with a boot floppy (then identify the
problem). With this problem, as it turned out, in lilo.conf the boot device
was set to /dev/hda5, and that is a logical partition. It seems like my
computer didn't like that. It booted properly after changing boot back to
/dev/hda.

Seneca
seneca@slemish.com



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