>My understanding is that if I rawrite a bootdisk image to a 1.2M 5.25
>inch floppy and boot it, something should happen, right?
>I've tried bare, abare, and xt and all I get when I boot the a: drive
>is "LI". First the "L" then a few seconds later, the "I". Then
>nothing. Besides being a moron, does anyone know what my problem is?
>two days and I can't find any help...
From the 'Linux Bible' I gleaned the following:
"When LILO loads itself, it displays the word 'LILO' Each letter is
printed before or after performing a specific action."
In your case, for 'LI', it states, "The first stage boot loader was
able to load the second stage boot loader, but has failed to execute it.
This could either be caused by a geometry mismatch or by moving
/boot/boot.b without running the map installer."
Your situation appears to be the first. You did not specify what type of
harddrive you have, but one of mine is a WD 540MB. You would use the
following statement when you get the boot: prompt from your boot disk
in this exanmple:
boot: append = "hd=63,16,1048"
where: 63 = sectors per track
16 = number of heads
1048 = number of cylinders
Again, since you did not specify what type/size of harddrive you are using,
it is tough to be much more help. You mention that you have been reading
some documents. Do you have any Linux books? I happen to have three and
I have found them to be invaluable along with daily monitoring of the
The Linux Bible, 3rd Edition, by Matt Welsh and others, from Yggdrasil
Running Linux, by Matt Welsh and Lar Kaufman, from O'Reilly & Associates
Using Linux, Special Edition, by Jack Tackettm Jr., David Gunter and
Lance Brown, from QUE
Hope this helps some. One other point, when you finally need to break down
and post for help, be sure to provide plenty of pertinent info. You will
get a much better response if a lot can be gleaned by a quick scan of your
problem AND your setup including hardware/software info/versions depending
on the problem.
Best of Luck,
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