[techtalk] Lilo (or is it mbr?) woes

ktb x.y.f at home.com
Mon Nov 6 22:55:02 EST 2000

Sunnanvind Briling wrote:
> kent wrote:
>    I don't know why the labels wouldn't change.  Have your pointed
>    lilo.conf to your new kernel as well?  Why don't you post your
>    lilo.conf so we can take a look.
> Yeah, I used the debian kernel-package to change my lilo.conf, but I checked it manually, and it seems pointed correctly.
> Here's my lilo.conf, minus comments:
> boot=/dev/hda5
> root=/dev/hda5
> compact
> install=/boot/boot.b
> delay=20
> map=/boot/map
> vga=ask
> image=/vmlinuz
>         label=linux
>         read-only
>  other=/dev/hda1
>    label=h
> #end of file.
> Now, hda1 is my old windows partition (with the windows directory deleted, I have my poetry and illegally copied music there).
> /vmlinuz is a symlink to /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.17 .
> As I said in the original message (for new viewers<g>), even though I've run >/sbin/lilo, I'm still presented with the old labels (and old kernel) at boot. >I'm thinking it might have something to with the deb mbr-program.

I think "boot=" should be pointed to /dev/hda.
Try adding -
to /etc/lilo.conf
and run /sbin/lilo again.

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