LILO bad, GRUB good

Jesse Tie Ten Quee highos at
Tue Dec 19 16:35:23 PST 2000


On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 09:52:42PM -0800, Rich Rudnick wrote:
> On the subject of lilo, I was intending to make lfs my default boot system.
> I altered a little of the lfs book to fit my system: I have a 10meg /boot
> on hda, windows on the rest of hda, and mandrake and lfs on hdd. I had to
> do this because my emachine's physical layout and cables dictated it. 
> Therefore, the boot sector on hda was originally written by the mandrake
> install lilo: 21.4. (Or maybe I upgraded to it; sysadmin logbooks were not 
> in my vocabulary then).  Now, I'd like to move nearly all my efforts to
> the lfs system, including controlling my boot sequence.  But, when I tried
> to update the boot sector with the lilo included with lfs, I get an error
> "Fatal: First boot sector is version 21.4. Expecting version 21.6."  Any
> suggestions on how to get around this?  I find it annoying to boot mandrake
> simply to type 'lilo'.  I suppose I could go back to 21.4, but prefer not
> to downgrade for such a trivial reason. 

Whenever i got this error (Do note it has been several months) all i did
was recompile+reinstall lilo and that fixed it... dunno :)

I do remenber one or two threads on the mailing list about this..

Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com

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