Re: fatal error on RH partition
In linux.debian.user, you wrote:
> hey all,
> in trying to partition this machine up and install various OSes on it,
> i've managed to screw up a lot. there's a redhat install on a
> different partition, and though i can mount it, i can't boot into it.
> more specifically, if i add a stanza (really basic, like below) to my
> /etc/lilo.conf and run lilo, i get the following error:
> Fatal: First sector of /dev/hda5 doesn't have a valid boot signature
> the stanza i add to /etc/lilo.conf looks like this:
> pretty basic.
Boot into Debian.
mount /dev/hda5 /mnt
cp vmlinuz-whateveritis /boot/vmlinuz-rh (or some similar name)
cp System.map /boot/System.map-rh (or the same ending as vmlinuz)
Then edit /etc/lilo.conf and change that two lines you show to:
Then do: /sbin/lilo
That should work.