lilo problem

Peter Hood phood at bak.rr.com
Mon Sep 25 18:58:14 PDT 2000


I did it and it works the machine boots up like lightening.

Thank You

a system I can start to understand... This is very nice.

  > -----Original Message-----
  > From: lfs-discuss-owner at linuxfromscratch.org
  > [mailto:lfs-discuss-owner at linuxfromscratch.org]On Behalf Of Kyle West
  > Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 6:49 PM
  > To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
  > Subject: RE: lilo problem
  >
  >
  > You have "default=linux" but then your "image=lfs" - either change your
  > default to lfs, or your image to linux.  The default= is
  > looking for the
  > default image to use.
  >
  >
  > >From: "Peter Hood" <phood at bak.rr.com>
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  > >Subject: RE: lilo problem
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  > >My lilo.conf file:
  > >	boot=/dev/hda
  > >	map-/boot/map
  > >	install=/boot/boot.b
  > >	prompt
  > >	timeout=50
  > >	linear
  > >	default=linux
  > >
  > >
  > >	image=/boot/lfskernel
  > >	label=lfs
  > >	root=/dev/hda5     (my /mnt/lfs partition)
  > >	read-only
  > >
  > >when I run /sbin/lilo -v
  > >
  > >the message
  > >
  > >Reading boot sector from /dev/hda
  > >Merging with /boot/boot.b
  > >Boot image: /boot/lfskernel
  > >Added lfs
  > >Fatal: No images have been defined
  > >
  > >If I comment out the top 7 lines in lilo.conf (added by
  > redhat) and run
  > >same
  > >command I get
  > >Reading boot sector form current root
  > >Fatal: Can't put the boot sector on logical partition 0X305
  > >
  > >
  > >I am thinking that somehow (probably my error) lilo is somehow
  > trying to
  > >get
  > >to /dev/hda2 (the /root drive in the redhat installation)
  > >I am not sure how the files got into the lfs partition /boot
  > but they are
  > >as
  > >follows.
  > >
  > >System.map (copied from linux directory after rebuilding the kernel)
  > >boot-menu.b
  > >boot.0030
  > >boot.b
  > >chain.b
  > >lfskernel (copied from linux directory after rebuilding the kernel)
  > >map
  > >os2_d.b
  > >vmlinuz
  > >vmlinuz-2.2.14-5.0 (copied over from the redhat side)
  > >
  > >I don't think I copied the whole /boot directory from the
  > redhat side in
  > >that part of the book but I am unsure how these items got put in this
  > >directory.
  > >
  > >Would it work to clear out this directory leaving the
  > vmlinuz-2.2.14-5.0
  > >file and start over.  I would need to know what installations
  > put the other
  > >things that are needed in this directory.
  > >
  > >help is very appreciated
  > >Peter
  > >
  > >   > -----Original Message-----
  > >   > From: gerard at shadowfax.linuxfromscratch.org
  > >   > [mailto:gerard at shadowfax.linuxfromscratch.org]On Behalf Of Gerard
  > >   > Beekmans
  > >   > Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 6:10 PM
  > >   > To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
  > >   > Subject: Re: lilo problem
  > >   >
  > >   >
  > >   > > I then run /sbin/lilo and get an error "No images have been
  > >   > defined" and
  > >   > > adding lfs.
  > >   >
  > >   > That would seem like a faulty /etc/lilo.conf file. Run
  > lilo with the
  > >-v
  > >   > option to read verbose output and see if that gives you a
  > better clue.
  > >   > If not, paste the output here and we can have a look at it.
  > >   >
  > >   > --
  > >   > Gerard Beekmans
  > >   > www.linuxfromscratch.org
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