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Originally Posted by lakerdonald You need to re-run lilo manually from the chroot, remember? Code: /sbin/lilo Oh, I thought that line was supposed to be inserted into lilo.conf somewhere, after ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    You need to re-run lilo manually from the chroot, remember?
    Code:
    /sbin/lilo
    Oh, I thought that line was supposed to be inserted into lilo.conf somewhere, after I had created lilo.conf to insert it into...

    I had posted the contents of lilo.conf partly so you could tell me exactly where in that file I was supposed to insert that bit.

    Okay, went to the machine, and performed
    Code:
    chroot /mnt/hda1
    /sbin/lilo
    At that point, I got
    Code:
    Warning: `/proc/partitions' does not exist, disk scan bypassed
    Warning: Unable to determine video adaptor in use in the present system.
    Added SLAMPP *
    After that, I did <Ctrl-D> to exit and then invoked reboot to restart the machine and removed the CD.

    I again got
    Code:
    L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99...
    Evidently we must have missed a step.

    Was I supposed to run xconf before doing the chroot stuff? (So lilo would know what video adaptor to set...)

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    You might want to follow the guide on the LILO homepage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    You might want to follow the guide on the LILO homepage.
    URL?

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    http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/workshops/li...tall/lilo.html

    Also, apropos of nothing, you wouldn't happen to be using ReiserFS would you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/workshops/linux_install/lilo.html

    Also, apropos of nothing, you wouldn't happen to be using ReiserFS would you?
    Dunno... This was supposed to be an auto-install. It formatted the selected partitian on the hard drive and then installed all the stuff to it. How would I determine if it was ReiserFS or not? What is ReiserFS, anyway? I mean, what is special about formatting something to ReiserFS than to some other file system?

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    Type, from outside the chroot:
    Code:
    mount
    and tell me what it says?

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    I had a similar problem and the solution was to point LILO to the correct MBR in a dual boot setup... It was a MBR problem whereby it (lilo)was located on the wrong partition.

    BTW L 99 99 99 ..

    is a LILO error code that means the init isn't getting past first stage..

    just check that your primary HD with MBR is where LiLO is pointed to

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    Type, from outside the chroot:
    [code]mount[code] and tell me what it says?
    By "outside the chroot" I assume you mean "Don't type chroot at the prompt, just type mount by itself."

    Here is the results I get, doing that:
    &#91;code&#93;
    tmpfs on / type tmpfs (rw)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
    /dev/hda1 on /mnt/hda1 type ext3 (rw)
    usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
    &#91;/code&#93;
    And as per Dalani's questions:
    A> Yes, I know L 99 99 99 99 ... = "Can't get past the first stage." :P
    And,
    B> No, this isn't a dual-boot setup here. Though, who knows, that might still help illuminate what's wiggy here...

    Does anyone know why &#91;code&#93;this&#91;/code&#93; has suddenly stopped working?

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    First of all, I would like to thank NomadOfNorad for trying out SLAMPP, a distro I made based on Slackware/SLAX.

    Yes, it seems the lilo.conf is not made during the hard disk installation and therefore it must be created. As SLAMPP has no nano, you can always try type 'mc' on console to open Midnight Commander and begin your file management from there.

    Or, if you'd like to stay with command line, use the following:

    Code:
    touch /etc/lilo.conf
    mcedit /etc/lilo.conf
    and then type this on the lilo.conf

    Code:
    boot = /dev/hda
    prompt
    timeout = 300
    vga=773
    
    bitmap=/boot/liloboot.bmp
    bmp-colors=1,,8,3,8,1
    bmp-table=60p,110p,1,18
    bmp-timer=95p,400p,3,8,1
    
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda1
    label = SLAMPP
    read-write
    And then press 'F2' to save, select 'Yes', and after that press 'F10' to exit.

    Don't forget to replace /dev/hda1 with the partition where you install SLAMPP on to.

    To activate the new lilo.conf file, type this command

    Code:
    lilo -v
    Reboot your computer.

    I hope SLAMPP can now be booted properly. May you still have problem with this, please don't hesitate to contact me again.

    Regards,
    Kemas

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    Ah the joys of distribution rolling.

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