Error running /Sbin.lilo

Tijmen Stam tijmen at
Fri Dec 1 07:20:48 PST 2000

Noel Lagas wrote:

> Fatal: Not a number: "/dev/hdc3"
> I checked my /etc/lilo.conf, it almost like the exact copy as listed in the
> book. Anyway, here is how my /etc/lilo.conf copy looked like:
> image=/boot/lsfkernel
>         label=lfs
>         root=/dev/hdc3
>         readonly
> I need some help to fix this and continue. TIA

try replacing readonly with read-only (with a dash)

But that shouldn't give you a not a number error...

OKay... At first: is this your *whole* lilo.conf? if so, you haven't read the book
right... Anyway, copy the lilo.conf from your OLD system to your LFS system, and *add*
(not replace) the lines you wrote above, *below* the first entry.
(all thing marked with ** are important...)

If it still doesn't work:
- is your kernel /boot/lfskernel? (try cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage
- is yhe LFS partition really /dev/hdc3?
- RTFM (man lilo / man lilo.conf)
(sorry if i'm asking stupid questions, but you sound like a newbie, that's not meant

what does TIA mean?

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