> >Hi, all,
> >I am new to linux. I tried to change my Windows NT machine into a dual
> >boot system. At the beginning, according to Red Hat 7.2 intallation
> >guide, I installed LILO at the first boot partition, but I couldn't
> >use hard disk to boot linux, every time it was NT started up. So I
> >reinstalled and wrote LILO to MBR, and found I caused a disaster. Now
> >there is no means I can find my NT! And, every time after reboot, it
> >says "LIL-", and no key could be typed in afterwards. So I only could
> >use "Ctrl-Del-Alt" to restart linux using floppy. I don't have a NT
> >startup floppy =(
> >Can you please tell me how to solve the problem? Especially, how to
> >get my NT back? Thanks a lot ...
> When you ran LILO installing to the MBR, a backup file of the overwritten boot
> record was created. If you wrote to /dev/hda, then the file is in
> LILO has a couple of options used to restore the saved boot record. Look up
> the "-u" & associated switches (man lilo).
> LIL- indicates a very old version of LILO. I think the - means a problem with
> the descriptor table (list of boot options, saved in the /boot/map file). Try
> adding "lba32" to your lilo.conf file, or run "lilo -L"; DON'T use "linear",
> it will just propagate the problem. "lba32" will only be of help on newer
> systems which support the "Logical Block Addressing" mode of disk access.
> Make sure this is turned on in you BIOS.
> LILO should be able to dual boot both Linux and WinNT. Boot linux with
> "image=" and NT with "other=/dev/hda1", or whichever primary partition
> contains NT.
As I think so that u did not wrote LILO on MBR If ur LILO is on
MBR that this Type of Error is Impossible. I think so wrote LILO on
First sector of HDD. Check it it's on MBR or First Sector
If u are using NT then u must write LILO on MBR
if other O.S. then u can write on first sector then do active ur LILO