Solved: sarge/woody upgrade - boot problem
On Mar 01 2007, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 03/01/07 09:48, Arlie Stephens wrote:
> > 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.
> I googled for "linux boot only LI" and got some results.
> Do you have a live CD anywhere? Or a bootable DOS floppy disk?
Running 'lilo' did the trick, with a little help from a debian install
CD in 'rescue' mode.
(Arlie Stephens firstname.lastname@example.org)