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

Laurel Fan lf25+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Nov 7 15:04:11 EST 2000

Excerpts from linuxchix: 6-Nov-100 Re: [techtalk] Lilo (or is .. by
ktb at home.com 
> I think "boot=" should be pointed to /dev/hda.
> Try adding -
> boot=/dev/hda
> to /etc/lilo.conf
> and run /sbin/lilo again.

It doesn't have to be. (I have mine as boot and root both /dev/hda3) I
think it's something to do with the debian mbr, which I also use, and
putting lilo in the partition boot sector.

Only thing that I can think of is that the old lilo may have gotten
into the mbr (overwriting the debian one, which might cause the old
lilo to be used instead of the new one, which you installed on the
partition).  Maybe try running install-mbr to put debian-mbr there
again (you probably know this, but if you're changing the mbr, you
should have a non-hard-drive way of booting, like a floppy, which you
already have since you've been changing lilo, right? (Oh, and remember
to take out the floppy :) Once I was confused for hours because after
recompiling my kernel, it was still using the old one.  Turned out I
had forgotten to take out the floppy I'd made in case the new kernel
didn't work.))?

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