Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
AndrewOn 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 boot 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. A
Thanks - that will be useful info to play around with just to see if I can get something to happen.
Lisi has already said that she'll send me a floppy with which I am hoping to turn this otherwise plastic hunk back into something usable.
One way or another, I'm hopeful for a happy ending to this particular matter :)