LILO shows "010101010101010..." instead of "LILO" at boot time...

LILO shows "010101010101010..." instead of "LILO" at boot time...

Post by Robin D. Wils » Thu, 18 May 1995 04:00:00



I just re-installed (for the fourth time) InfoMagic's Slackware 2.2 release  
(the InfoMagic stuff is fine, my prior disk crashed).  When I load "LILO", it  
won't boot the machine (I have ended up restoring the DOS master boot record  
with "fdisk /mbr" from a DOS diskette).

What I get is a stream of "010101001000101010010101001" which quickly fills  
my screen and begins furiously scrolling the screen.

I can boot from a floppy.

FYI, when I try to install LILO, I get an error about finding the MBR on "int  
0x83" (which would be the Linux SCSI drive on my system, but I have a IDE  
drive for DOS with the MRB).

Any ideas?

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LILO shows "010101010101010..." instead of "LILO" at boot time...

Post by Mark Coo » Thu, 18 May 1995 04:00:00


When lilo shows "01010101010101" instead of "LILO", I just re-created the disk.
I have had MANY lilo boot disks go bad. It just happens. Format another,
rawrite it, and it's fixed!

What I would really recommend is to use LOADLIN instead of LILO. Works MUCH
better. I have my system set up so when it boots, it asks (by means of DOS 6.0
menu) which OS to run. If I select Linux, it runs LOADLIN. I have it set up
like this:

[Menu]
MenuItem Windows,Run Windows 3.11 (shame, shame on you)!
MenuItem Linux,The ONLY REAL operating system!
Me*fault Linux,20

[Linux]
shell=c:\utils\loadlin\loadlinx.exe f:\vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb1 ro

[Windows]
(run all the stupid windows stuff here)

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LILO shows "010101010101010..." instead of "LILO" at boot time...

Post by John Merrit » Fri, 19 May 1995 04:00:00



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When lilo shows "01010101010101" instead of "LILO", I just re-created the disk.
I have had MANY lilo boot disks go bad. It just happens. Format another,
rawrite it, and it's fixed!

What I would really recommend is to use LOADLIN instead of LILO. Works MUCH
better. I have my system set up so when it boots, it asks (by means of DOS 6.0
menu) which OS to run. If I select Linux, it runs LOADLIN. I have it set up
like this:

[Menu]
MenuItem Windows,Run Windows 3.11 (shame, shame on you)!
MenuItem Linux,The ONLY REAL operating system!
Me*fault Linux,20

[Linux]
shell=c:\utils\loadlin\loadlinx.exe f:\vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb1 ro

[Windows]
(run all the stupid windows stuff here)

--
Mark Cook

 
 
 

LILO shows "010101010101010..." instead of "LILO" at boot time...

Post by Andreas Kinzl » Fri, 19 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:> What I get is a stream of "010101001000101010010101001" which quickly fills  
> my screen and begins furiously scrolling the screen.

> I can boot from a floppy.

> FYI, when I try to install LILO, I get an error about finding the MBR on "int  
> 0x83" (which would be the Linux SCSI drive on my system, but I have a IDE  
> drive for DOS with the MRB).

> Any ideas?

Use the disk/bios parameter! I had the same problem.

Bye,

  Andreas