Re (4): Installing lilo in Squeeze after booting from the Lenny installer CD.
> I think you might have been somewhat confused by my suggestions.
> I actually gave two completely different alternative recovery scenarios.
Yes. I'd missed Alternative number 1 and followed 2
approximately. I used the ncurses interface whereas
you refer to the CLUI.
> If you can't find an installer CD which uses the same kernel version that
> you are using,
The extant system has 2.6.30 and 2.6.32 in /boot. The
"daily built" Squeeze installer worked with no snags.
> With boot=/dev/hda1, lilo will install itself in the boot sector
> of the first partition on drive /dev/hda.
> I assume that you changed it to say boot=/dev/hda
> Read the man page for lilo.conf carefully.
OK, the installation default is "delay=0" but even
with non-zero delay I couldn't get the Lilo prompt.
Finally I changed "install=bmp" to "install=menu"
and booted single with no problem.
> Now, is it possible to create a third menu item,
> ... put "single" in the append option ...
That's it! Thanks.
The system is on its feet again.
Thanks, ... Peter E.
Google "pathology workshop"