Boot on a new LFS system

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Fri Jul 6 05:40:07 PDT 2001

> then ran lilo:
>         lilo -C /etc/lilo.conf -b /dev/sdc1

the -b option ha to be a disk, not a partition. Try this:
lilo -C /etc/lilo.conf -b /dev/sdc

This way the MBR of that harddisk will contain LILO and when it becomes
sda, the MBR will be read from it and the LFS version of lilo will be

But, don't run lilo inside chroot. The way 2.4.4 does it has some big
problems. Instead, read the current LFS version at and read the updated instructions that are much
safer to use (running lilo inside chroot can sometimes, for some
strange reason, fail and leave your system unbootable).

Gerard Beekmans

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