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Ok I formatted freshly and installed new kernel. Everything went smooth, booted to gnome installed apache php ssh ftp gaim, etc. Decided to reboot for the hell of it, and ...
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    Weird errors


    Ok I formatted freshly and installed new kernel. Everything went smooth, booted to gnome installed apache php ssh ftp gaim, etc. Decided to reboot for the hell of it, and now it wont start back up without the rescue disk.. It doesnt even make it to lilo, it says something like
    Boot from cd:
    Boot from cd:
    9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a
    9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a 9a

    Then just freezes. There is no floppy cd's in the tray. When i set BIOS to boot straight from hdd and not cd first it does the same thing but doesnt say Boot from cd. When I put rescue floppy in it works fine. (I reset BIOS to make sure it wasnt that) Any ideas?

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    he stated he tried '/sbin/lilo' already on IRC
    paste the output of
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    and the contents of your lilo.conf

    and it is making it to lilo just not to the lilo screen this a lilo error

    check this link http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-41149.html
    Code:
    When the first stage loader gets control, it types the letter "L"; when it is ready to transfer control to the second  stage  loader
           it  types the letter "I".  If any error occurs, like a disk read error, it will put out a hexadecimil error code, and
           then it will re-try the operation.  All hex error codes are BIOS return values, except for the lilo-generated 40,  99
           and 9A.  A partial list of error codes follows:
    
                  00  no error
                  01  invalid disk command
                  02  address mark not found
                  03  disk write-protected
                  04  sector not found
                  06  floppy disk removed
                  08  DMA overrun
                  0A  bad sector flag
                  0B  bad track flag
                  20  controller failure
                  40  seek failure (BIOS)
                  40  cylinder>1023 (LILO)
                  99  invalid second stage index sector (LILO)
                  9A  no second stage loader signature (LILO)
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    Ok i ran lilo -M /dev/hda from that link. Now the error is:
    Boot from cd.
    Boot from cd.
    No boot signature in partition
    Insert boot disk and press any keyt to continue.

    # LILO configuration file
    # generated by 'liloconfig'
    #
    # Start LILO global section
    boot = /dev/hda5
    message = /boot/boot_message.txt
    prompt
    timeout = 1200
    # Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
    change-rules
    reset
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
    vga = 773
    # Normal VGA console
    # vga = normal
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
    # vga=791
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
    # vga=790
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
    # vga=773
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
    # vga=788
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
    # vga=787
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
    # vga=771
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
    # vga=785
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
    # vga=784
    # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
    # vga=769
    # End LILO global section

    # Windows bootable partition config begins
    #other = /dev/hda1
    #label = Windows
    #table = /dev/hda
    # Windows bootable partition config ends

    # Linux-2.6.12.3 kernel begins
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda5
    label = Linux-2.6.12.3
    read-only
    # Linux-2.6.12.3 kernel ends

    # Linux-2.4.29 kernel begins
    image = /boot/vmlinuz-old
    root = /dev/hda5
    label = Linux-2.4.29
    read-only
    # Linux-2.4.29 kernel ends




    Disk /dev/hda: 154.2 GB, 154211274752 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 18748 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 1 9348 75087778+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda2 9349 18709 75192232+ 5 Extended
    /dev/hda3 * 18710 18748 313267+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda5 9349 18466 73240303+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda6 18467 18709 1951866 82 Linux swap

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    paste the outrput of
    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    also in the lilo.conf the
    Code:
    boot = /dev/hda5
    should be
    Code:
    boot = /dev/hda
    ^^^^^ that is probably why it says "no boot signature in partition"
    also above do you have a seperate /boot partition as 'dev/hda3' or is the realy the root part?
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    rub3x@Force:~$ cat /etc/fstab
    /dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda5 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
    /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    rub3x@Force:~$

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