[K12OSN] lilo config? MBR hosery? boot issues...

anthony baldwin anthonybaldwin at snet.net
Fri May 14 22:02:24 UTC 2004

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 16:42, anthony baldwin wrote:

> Run /sbin/lilo as root.   The update process should have done that
> but maybe there was an error message hidden by the GUI.
> Every time you change the kernel, initial ramdisk, or lilo.conf
> you must run /sbin/lilo again so the change will work at boot-time.
> Grub uses a more complicated boot process that is able to read
> its own configuration during stages of the boot process so it
> doesn't need this extra step.  If you hadn't had the boot floppy
> you could still recover by using the install cd and entering
> 'linux rescue' at the boot prompt, then following the instructions
> to 'chroot /mnt/sysinstall' later.  That would have you running
> with your drives mounted so the /sbin/lilo would work.

Thanks for the quick reply.
Maybe I should try the cd rescue?

[root at localhost tony]# /sbin/lilo
Fatal: open /boot/message: No such file or directory
[root at localhost tony]#

Anthony Baldwin
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