Kent West wrote:
No. Boot up off your installer CD, go through the installation as far as
mounting / and /usr, but DO NOT partition/initialize (skip those steps).
Then shell out via Alt-F2. Run "chroot /target". Now you can edit
/etc/lilo.conf to fix whatever problems it has, then run "lilo". "exit",
Alt-F1 back to the installer, choose "Reboot system" and remove the
installer CD. Hopefully you're now fixed. If not, provide more info
(error messages, etc) (and please, don't top post).
And what if your root is on raid1? Woody's installer doesn't support
that AFAIK, so I typically boot into knoppix and reconstruct my arrays
manually (since they don't fscking build in the raid modules to be able
to do auto-detection ARGH!) and re-run grub/lilo.
More recently, I've had to switch back to lilo since update-grub refuses
to work if your / or /boot is on a raid1. :(