Re: sarge/woody upgrade - boot problem
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On 03/01/07 09:48, Arlie Stephens wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I'm hoping the collective wisdom of this list can point me at the
> right TFM. I'm also somewhat inclined to vent.
> The problem - I tried to upgrade an elderly system from woody to
> sarge. Now it doesn't boot. I suspect the upgrade ate the master boot
> record - but I don't even know the right terminology to figure out
> what to search for, to try to confirm my suspicions.
> The behavior - hangs during boot, almost immediately after noting the
> absence of a bootable CD. It prints 2 characters before the hang: LI.
> My suspicion - LI stands for LILO, and the "upgrade" disagreed with
> whatever I *had* been using (LILO)? wanted me on something else (GRUB?)
> and proceeded to make a mixed muddle that won't boot.
> *off* it.
> Final post script - this really looks like a hardware problem, and I
> know systems sometimes develop issues that don't show until they are
> rebooted (or power cycled). That's one reason I rebooted the system
> once while it was still on woody. Since I encountered no problems
> then, it's pretty clear the upgrade *is* the culprit, in spite
> of appearances.
I googled for "linux boot only LI" and got some results.
Do you have a live CD anywhere? Or a bootable DOS floppy disk?
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