[K12OSN] lilo config? MBR hosery? boot issues...
anthonybaldwin at snet.net
Sat May 15 00:02:26 UTC 2004
Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 18:10, anthony baldwin wrote:
>>>If everything else is correct, running
>>>as root should do it all for you. If you try it the hard way
>>>you have to figure out the bsd-style partition name conventions.
>>I did /sbin/grub-install /dev/hda
>>and I got an "install finished" message, which seemed to indicate that
>>all was well, but a subsequent reboot produced simliar results as
>>perviously, only, instead of a screen with only "LI" in the corner, it
>>have "L 80 80 80 80 80 80 80"
>>adding another 80 every 20 seconds or so. I grew tired of the
>>proliferating 80s and flopped in the floppy and rebooted.
>>Is this really bad news? Does it mean my MBR is all hosed or something?
> Whichever of grub or lilo you installed last will overwrite the
> MBR, but it sounds like something is missing. Does 'df' show any
> space remaining on your /boot partition? If it is full, you
> may have installed too many kernels without removing any.
> rpm -qa |grep kernel
I got this output:
bash-2.05b$ rpm -qa |grep kernel
bash-2.05b$ rpm -q kernel
Which stumps me. Before the update I had at least 7 kernels showing
when lilo came up. Someof them were just older kernels, but I don't se
them now. An smp and the bigmem were also listed. It was booting the
bibmem, for no apparent reason, but it was working so I left it alone.
I'm not sure what to remove here, either, and what to keep.
What's an nptl kernel?
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your assistance, btw.
I'm wondering if this output is significant:
bash-2.05b$ cd /usr/src/linux-2.4/kernel
acct.c exit.c kmod.c printk.c sys.c
capability.c fork.c ksyms.c profile.c sysctl.c
compat.c futex.c Makefile ptrace.c time.c
context.c info.c module.c resource.c timer.c
cpufreq.c itimer.c panic.c sched.c uid16.c
dma.c kallsyms.c pid.c signal.c user.c
exec_domain.c kksymoops.c pm.c softirq.c
bash-2.05b$ cd /boot
> should show the currently installed versions. If there are quite
> a few, get rid of some with 'rpm -e ...'. Then if you upgraded from
> CD's and haven't done an online update, do a 'yum update kernel' to
> install the latest available and fill in any missing pieces. You
> may still have to patch up the grub installation or hand-edit
> Les Mikesell
> les at futuresource.com
> K12OSN mailing list
> K12OSN at redhat.com
> For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>
Freedom to Learn!
-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
GED$/L/P/FA d? s: a C++ L++ W++ N++ K- w--- M+ PS++
PE-- Y+ PGP- t+ tv-- b++(b++++) D? G e++++ h++ r--- y?
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
More information about the K12OSN