New distro, bootloader failed to install - now what?
Hi guys - first a little backstory:
I have the latest Whax live cd, which boots and runs fine. However, I found it to be rather slow as my laptop is old (Celeron 500) and the CD drive is not the best, so I thought I'd install it to the harddrive.
I used the Whax Installer utility provided, and it got to 100% and said all done, so I rebooted as prompted. This was when the problems started, as the laptop booted straight back to XP.
It seems that despite asking me which device I would like to install the boot loader on (I only have /dev/hda), the installer didn't actually install it. The live cd only has LILO (I'd prefer grub but I can always change later) so I've been trying to work with that having booted off the live cd again.
I've written out a lilo.conf and specified that it should apply it to /dev/hda but I'm getting "Fatal: creat /boot/boot.0300: Read-only file system". Obviously this is because the live cd is... well... a CD. I tried "chroot /mnt/hda6" but then all the important folders like /dev are missing so lilo still won't run.
Does anyone have any ideas at all?
My partition setup is as follows:
1: Windows (NTFS)
2: Extended partition containing
- 3: 256MB linux-swap
- 4: 1GB EXT3 WHAX
Please let me know if I'm doing something moronic here.
Any suggestions on how to get LILO to install (or where/why the installer may have failed) are much appreciated.