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  1. #1

    cant install lilo

    Hey guys! I just installed redhat 9 but i need to boot up from floppy cause it cant install lilo at boot sector.

    Warning: device 0x0309 exceeds 1024 cylinder limit
    Fatal: sector 128640952 too large for linear mode (try 'lba32' instead)
    I also tried

    lilo -L
    Fatal: 'linear' and 'lba32' (-l and -L) are mutually exclusive.
    please, help me!

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    The problem is in the /etc/lilo.conf file. Somewhere inside there's an line with 'linear'. Change it to 'LBA32'. If there's no 'linear' line, make sure the disk mode in the BIOS is set to LBA.

  3. #3
    Actually I don't have /etc/lilo.conf file. I'm looking for some assistant to configure it.

    thanks for helping!

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