> <posted & mailed>
> > Hi,
> > I have a problem with lilo. After updating to suse 8.1 (and obviously
> > updating lilo and the boot sector), i get an error message. It looks like
> > "L 99 99 99 99..." (some rows with "99") and occurs while booting. Does
> > anybody know how to solve my problem?
> > Thx in advance,
> > G.B.
> This happened to me once. I solved it by formatting the MBR 3 or 4 times,
> as Linux is a bit zealous when writing to disks, and appears to push a
> deeper magnetic image onto the disk. MAKE A BOOT DISK. Then boot to DOS,
> type "fdisk /mbr" (no quotes) several times then boot back into linux using
> the boot disk. As root type /sbin/lilo, and you should have a clean boot.
I just had a similar problem, setting up a machine built out of spare
parts. What I did to solve the problem was edit /etc/lilo.conf and
find the line that said "lba32" and remark it out (put a # in front of
it) then add a line below it saying "linear". Re-run lilo to write to
the MBR. It may yell at you about linear mode being depricated, but
hey, it might work, so give it a shot. Good luck!