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    L 99 99 99...


    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 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? )

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    is it risky to do this though?

    also, what is this lilo map file?

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    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:

    http://www.djack.com.pl/Suse9hlp/ch08s03.html
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    thanks, I've sorted it now by redoing the mbr and making sure the bios points to that disk first.

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