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05 Aug 2002 16:43 johncoffman

Re: LILO Boot problem....
Please correspond directly with the maintainer. My e-mail address can be derived from the freshmeat listing, or can be obtained in the source distribution.

--John

05 Aug 2002 12:35 dtlfs

LILO Boot problem....
I've attempted several times to get lilo 22.3.2 to boot off of my hard drive and all i get on boot is either:

LI 01 01 01 01 01 01.... etc...

or

LI 99 99 99 99 99 99... etc...

so obviously the BIOS is able to read the MBR and it tries to start LILO but LILO just craps out on me.

my current lilo.conf:
prompt
timeout=150
lba32 (I've also tried linear)
boot=/dev/hde
default=linux
image=/boot/bzImage
label=linux
root=/dev/hde3
read-write #for reiserfs

i've used a similar config before so i know map & install don't need to be specified with LILO 22.*

hde is on a Promise Ultra100 controller on an Asus A7V133 mobo...

01 Jul 2002 16:41 johncoffman

Re: LILO with Windows XP Pro.
Please correspond directly with Project Admin. You can put together the correct e-mail address from my freshmeat page, or use the e-mail address in the source code.

01 Jul 2002 14:59 Nequam

LILO with Windows XP Pro.
I have had no problem using lilo with windows me, nt, or 2k. but when i tried to use lilo with Windows XP Pro, i get a message that says "L?" and it wont load windows. any help?

23 Jun 2002 12:20 johncoffman

Developer's site moved
The developer's site has been moved. The URL is unchanged, but is now re-directed to that site. The 'obsolete' sub-directory will be unavailable on this host.

08 Jun 2002 14:27 johncoffman

Re: Several FAT's and a Ext3 on 2 IDE Drives
Are you using version 22.3? Some time ago (version 21.7) an interaction between "map-drive" and "change" rules was reported. The current release contains updates to the chain loader to correct this interaction.

08 Jun 2002 11:45 johncoffman

Re: Several FAT's and a Ext3 on 2 IDE Drives
The Freshmeat forum is more appropriate for Q/A of general interest.

Please direct further correspondence to the e-mail address 1). in the LILO source documentation, or 2). in my Freshmeat profile. (They are the same).

08 Jun 2002 04:10 Alien999999999

Re: Several FAT's and a Ext3 on 2 IDE Drives
I'm sorry I didn't post the right lilof.conf file:
this is lilo2.conf: (the one I use):


boot=/dev/hda

map=/boot/map

install=/boot/boot.b

vga=normal

default=linux

keytable=/boot/be2-latin1.klt

lba32

prompt

nowarn

timeout=50

message=/boot/message

menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw

disk=/dev/hda

   bios=0x80

disk=/dev/hdc

   bios=0x81

ignore-table

image=/boot/vmlinuz

   label=linux

   root=/dev/hda5

   initrd=/boot/initrd.img

   append="quiet devfs=mount"

   vga=788

   read-only

image=/boot/vmlinuz

   label=linux-nonfb

   root=/dev/hda5

   initrd=/boot/initrd.img

   append="devfs=mount"

   read-only

image=/boot/vmlinuz

   label=failsafe

   root=/dev/hda5

   initrd=/boot/initrd.img

   append="failsafe devfs=nomount"

   read-only

other=/dev/fd0

   label=floppy

   unsafe

other=/dev/hda1

   label=BOOT

   table=/dev/hda

   change

      partition=/dev/hda1

         set=DOS16_big_normal

         activate

      partition=/dev/hdc1

         set=DOS16_big_normal

         deactivate

      partition=/dev/hdc2

         set=FAT32_normal

         deactivate

      partition=/dev/hdc3

         set=FAT32_lba_normal

         deactivate

other=/dev/hdc2

   label=GAMES

   table=/dev/hdc

   map-drive=0x80

      to=0x81

   map-drive=0x81

      to=0x80

   change

      partition=/dev/hda1

         set=DOS16_big_hidden

         deactivate

      partition=/dev/hdc1

         set=DOS16_big_hidden

         deactivate

      partition=/dev/hdc2

         set=FAT32_normal

         activate

      partition=/dev/hdc3

         set=FAT32_lba_normal

         deactivate

other=/dev/hdc3

   label=VIDEO

   table=/dev/hdc

   map-drive=0x80

   to=0x81

   map-drive=0x81

      to=0x80

   change

      partition=/dev/hda1

         set=DOS16_big_hidden

         deactivate

      partition=/dev/hdc1

         set=DOS16_big_hidden

         deactivate

      partition=/dev/hdc2

         set=FAT32_hidden

         deactivate

      partition=/dev/hdc3

         set=FAT32_lba_normal

         activate

other=/dev/hdc1

   label=REPAIR

   table=/dev/hdc

   map-drive=0x80

      to=0x81

   map-drive=0x81

      to=0x80

   change

      partition=/dev/hda1

         set=DOS16_big_hidden

         deactivate

      partition=/dev/hdc1

         set=DOS16_big_normal

         activate

      partition=/dev/hdc2

         set=FAT32_normal

         deactivate

      partition=/dev/hdc3

         set=FAT32_lba_normal

         deactivate

07 Jun 2002 12:24 johncoffman

Re: Several FAT's and a Ext3 on 2 IDE Drives

> fdisk /dev/hdc
> a 2 (deactivate hdc2)
> t 2 1b (hide winME)
> a 3 (activate hdc3)
> w (write changes)
> reboot
>
> and then i can select win98(hdc3) to
> boot.
>
> I'd like to do this with lilo.
////////////////////////////////////////
Read the information on 'change rules' in the README in the source directory. There may

If you are lucky, several "change automatic"s may work; if not, you'll have to enumerate the change rules EXPLICITLY. This will be a bit of typing, but you can enumerate the partition types to change, and the partitions to activate/deactivate. I think changing the types will be sufficient.

06 Jun 2002 14:57 Alien999999999

Re: Several FAT's and a Ext3 on 2 IDE Drives
I did what you asked but there's no change in symptoms

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