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LILO problem

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Hi everyone! I really hope someone her can help me with my problem... I week ago I decided to install linux on my machine, but I seem to have some problems with LILO. When I boot the computer writes LI (the first part of LILO) and then it just freeze. I have heard that this is because the second part of the boot process can not be completed most likely because boot/boot.b is corrupt or missing, but that''s not my problem, because the hd boots fine in my dads computer. Does anyone know what else could cause this error? Or how I can remove LILO completely (I only have linux on that hd anyway)? I have also tried another boot manager but that didn''t work either... It have worked before on the same computer with only a few important changes: 1. There is only linux now (no windows) 2. The HD is another than last time (when it worked) 3. The BIOS have been upgraded Thanks Zredna

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Sounds like your boot partition is located past the 1024 cylinder boundary, and the BIOS in this computer doesn''t support booting past that. Check if there is an update for your BIOS; if not, you may have to repartition so that your system is bootable.

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That happened to me, I put the CD in and booted from there. Do an upgrade instead of an install. It should fix your problem.

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Latest Lilo supports it. It supports upto 2TB I think

I have lilo running and my partiton is well outside 1024 cylinders.

Edit /etc/lilo.conf

Add lba32 to the start of the file. Run /sbin/lilo.

That should get you past 1024 cylinder crap.

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