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Hi, one of my owrk colleagues just installed another hard drive in a linux server and after rebooting, it came back up past POST and gave: L 99 99 99 ...
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- 11-14-2005 #1
L 99 99 99...
L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99...
and just hung there.
The boot loader is Lilo, and I believe it has halted because of a problem in the second stage boot loader. I'm more of a grub person that Lilo, but need to fix this quick...
any ideas? ( I was thinking of live cd booting and then running lilo again on the mbr to sort it, what do you recon? )
- 11-14-2005 #2
- 11-14-2005 #3
is it risky to do this though?
also, what is this lilo map file?
- 11-14-2005 #4
The only thing you'll mess up (if something gets messed up) by a bad LILO re-install is your Master Boot Record, which can be wiped and rewritten without touching the rest of the data on your drive, so I would say it's not *terribly* risky.
A little something on the lilo maps:
- 11-14-2005 #5
thanks, I've sorted it now by redoing the mbr and making sure the bios points to that disk first.