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Re: Three trials installing LILO - was [Re: Unexpected results attempting to install Squeeze(6.0.5) to USB flash drive]

berenger.morel@neutralite.org wrote:
Le 18.04.2013 20:56, Richard Owlett a écrit :
  CASE 2
     Installation ran to normal finish.
    On reboot I had a correct shell which accepted login.
    After executing su, I did
        apt-get install gnome-session gdm3 gedit
gnome-terminal gparted
    which ran to completion without error message(s)
[warned that
LBA32 addressing assumed]
    Installed system operated as expected,
    *EXCEPT* no way to boot the first installation.

AFAIK, Lilo have no os-prober-like stuff.

I suspected as much.

You will have to
give it the OSes you want to use. If you did not
specifically add the correct lines, you will not be able to
boot the first OS, since LILO have no clue about it's

I had un-commented the line with "install=menu" and then run "lilo", did not be a menu on the nexg boot. A menu with a single entry DOES appear if I'm quick enough hitting the space bar after LILO appears during boot.
That's why I thought I needed a tutorial.

  booting from flash drive hung in ash shell with prompt

Surely it asked you to give some informations, or it gave
you some error?

Nada :<
After booting the system on the hard drive, I went looking unsucessfuly for a log file on the flash drive. I can see a hard reset improperly closing any log file that may have been opened. Looking at the response to ash shell help command, I did not see anthing that would correctly close any open file.

Also could someone point me to a current tutorial for
LILO. Browsing
debian.org and Google was unrewarding.

I guess this is a good start:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LILO_(boot_loader) and if you
follow links to official website you'll be able to find some
documentation here

Not sure it is enough for you though.

They were among the pages I had fond.

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