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Re: [SLUG] LIL- (lilo even)
- To: "Dean Hamstead" <deanh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] LIL- (lilo even)
- From: "Ian Ward" <ian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Feb 14 18:49:02 2001
second stage boot is boot.b
Looks like lilo can't load boot.b
Do you have "linear" option enabled in lilo.conf
"Linear" allows lilo to use LBA (logical Block Addressing) to get to the
second stage boot. Without it you are stuck with the old BIOS < 1024
Where is the boot partition, is the whole /boot partition below 8Gig LBA
Load the rescue environment, do a chroot, do a mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0
blahblah to get yourself out of trouble.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dean Hamstead" <deanh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 4:30 PM
Subject: [SLUG] LIL- (lilo even)
> i get LIL- at boot on one of our servers.
> Not being silly, i read the lilo docs and it idicates this occurs
> when something is wrong with /boot/map
> so i fire up a repair disk, remove /boot/map, lilo, installed linux *
> reset. same thing
> i have copied the kernel and tried booting to that, lilo -l as well
> the system is a dual p3 800, gig of ran, dual eepro100, one adaptec
> 2100s and one 3200s with alot of 17 gig ibm scsi disks.
> turbolinux server 6 with lots of dean-hat changes (aka compiles from
> source. kernel, x 4, blackbox, you name it)
> it was booting before and now its just playing the fool for some reason.
> as you can imagine i would like it up again asap! help!
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