lilo problems with Redhat 6.0

lilo problems with Redhat 6.0

Post by Frank Eerse » Sat, 15 May 1999 04:00:00



Hi all,

I performed an upgrade yesterday from Redhat 5.2 to Redhat 6. After
completion my system wouldn't boot anymore. When I tried to boot Linux
with lilo, it asked for a bootdisk. While the same boot option (with
select-it) always was able to start Linux. It seems that lilo isn't
installed or can't be executed.

So I reinstalled Redhat 6.0 (no upgrade this time) and I installed
Lilo on the MBR of the boot partition (I got the option 'install lilo
on the first sector of the root partition', this option seems to be
disappeared with Redhat 6.0).
After booting I got the same results I had before the installation.
Select-it finds Linux but when I select Linux, I got the same 'insert
bootdisk error'.

Here's my lilo.conf:

boot=/dev/hdc1
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
prompt
timeout
linear (this doesn't help, same error without linear)
timeout=50
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.5-15
        label=linux
        root=/dev/hdc2
        read-only

fdisk summary (linux)

Device          boot    start   end     blocks  Id      System
/dev/hdc1       *       1       21      10552+  83      Linux
/dev/hdc2       *       22      3880    1944936 83      Linux
/dev/hdc3               3881    4092    106848  82      Swap

Disks, cdrom

channel 0:      Master: Quantum Fireball SE 6.5Gb (4 partitions, 1
FAT16, two fat32 and one NTFS partitions)
                Slave:   Creative DVD
channel 1:      Master: Quantum Bigfoot CY 2,2Gb (4000+ cyls)
                Slave:   HP 8100 CDRW

Everything needed to boot is located in the /boot partition, /dev/hdc2
is the root partition.
All partitions on /dev/hdc where made by fdisk/linux.

It seems that the system can't find Lilo. Although installed in the
MBR of /dev/hdc1 (during installation), it isn't there at all.

Does it help if I create a separate /sbin partition within the 1024
cyl limit? I never had this problem before, I use this setup for more
then 2 years.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,

Frank

 
 
 

1. RedHat 6.0 lilo problem

Hi,

I just download Redhat 6.0, and installed it.  Everything
works fine till I downloaded Kernel 2.2.7  I compiled it,
and run lilo, lilo succeeded adding a new kernel image.

Then I reboot into the new kernel, the machine hangs
after giving a message

Uncompressing image ... OK
HANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why?  How to solve it?

Feng

The lilo.conf file is

========================
boot=/dev/hda2
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
prompt
timeout=50
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.5-15    
        label=linux
        root=/dev/hda2
        read-only
image=/vmlinuz
        label=test
        root=/dev/hda2
        read-only
======================================

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