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Lilo ever so frustrating
I have installed backtrack 3. My problem is that i am trying to do a dual boot with vista and linux on my laptop Toshiba - Leading Inovation - Print Specs - L305-S5875
i installed about 9 time and burnt the iso to disc twice.
When the laptop boots all i get is L 9a 99 99 99 99
I keep banging my head so if anyone could help i would appreciate it
Here is my fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 192 1536000 27 Unknown
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 * 192 19797 157480872+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 19797 20500 5648353+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 20501 24321 30692182+ 83 Linux
lba32 # Allow booting past 1024th cylinder with a recent BIOS
boot = /dev/sda
map = /boot/map
timeout = 1200
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 773
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
other = /dev/sda2
label = Vista
table = /dev/sda
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda4
label = Back|track_3
bt / # lilo -v
LILO version 22.8, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2006 John Coffman
Released 19-Feb-2007 and compiled at 01:09:42 on Jun 10 2007.
Reading boot sector from /dev/sda
Warning: '/proc/partitions' does not exist, disk scan bypassed
Using MENU secondary loader
Boot other: /dev/sda2, on /dev/sda, loader CHAIN
Added Vista *
Boot image: /boot/vmlinuz
Writing boot sector.
/boot/boot.0800 exists - no boot sector backup copy made.
One warning was issued.
09-17-2008 #2L error
The first stage boot loader has been loaded and started, but it can't load the second stage boot loader. The two-digit error codes indicate the type of problem. This condition usually indicates a media failure or a geometry mismatch. The most frequent causes for a geometry mismatch are not physical defects or invalid partition tables but errors during the installation of LILO. Often these are caused by ignoring the 1024 cylinder boundary.
This error code signals a transient problem - in that case LILO will try to resume or halt the system. However, sometimes the error code is not transient and LILO will repeat it, over and over again. This means that you end up with a scrolling screen that contains just the error codes. For example: the error code “01” signifies an “illegal command”. This signifies that the disk type is not supported by your BIOS or that the geometry can not correctly be determined. Other error codes are described in full in the LILO's user documentation.
The exact number following the L is an error code.