Re: Help with missing /boot/boot.b
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- Subject: Re: Help with missing /boot/boot.b
- From: "Mark S. Reglewski" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 15:54:56 -0600
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- In-reply-to: <OF106D86D2.6FE780AC-ON84256B6F.0069FC5D@ns.pcp.com>; from Liam_Black@PanCanadianEnergy.com on Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 03:18:41PM -0400
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On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 03:18:41PM -0400, Liam Black wrote:
> I will try your advice this evening. How did you recreate /boot/boot.b,
> though? Was this part of the lilo Process?
> Thank you for your detailed and informative response. Even if it does not
> assist me, it will likely assist others!
Liam, you accidentally replied off-list, so I'm posting the reply back to
debian-user in case it would be helpful to others in the same boat.
*I* didn't recreate /boot/boot.b, it was done auto-magically when I
reinstalled lilo. When I replaced my failing hard drive (hda), which
had my Windows installation plus my Debian potato /boot partition, I
stupidly neglected some sage advice from the lilo manual located in
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- If performing a destructive upgrade and/or erasing your Linux
partitions, de-install LILO _before_ that if using it as the MBR.
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I inferred from this that if I used dselect to uninstall then
reinstall lilo, that I might help myself. It worked. When I
reinstalled lilo the install or configuration scripts asked me a couple
of questions, nothing esoteric, but I simply don't remember what info I
was prompted for. No matter, after I reinstalled lilo, the
/boot/boot.b and map files I was missing had been recreated by the
package installation, and Debian was bootable from the hard disk again.
It's worth a try, and certainly less hassle than recompiling your
Mark S. Reglewski