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Re: A laptop installation challenge

On Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 11:16:55AM +0000, AG wrote:
> I'm thinking that the way forward would be via the GRUB prompt I was
> able to get off of an old floppy, but to do so would mean being able
> to by-pass LILO and boot into the first partition on the HD (/), and
> then go into LILO.conf and change it to accommodate the larger
> kernel or dispense with LILO in favour of GRUB.

if you have a grub prompt, you may be in luck. You can do quite a lot
from a grub prompt. YOu don't even need to know the contents of the
partitions to make it work because it will do tab completion for you
(depending on the version, I suppose, but I don't know) as well as find.

Probably you need to do something like 

root (hd0,1)
initrd /path/to/initrd
kernel /path/to/kernel kernel-opts here

YOu'll probably have to play around with it, but on the assumption
that the *only* problem is the boot loader, any grub disk should get
you going. 


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