LILO stuck at LI from bootdisk installation
Posted on 1998-08-02
Hi! I'm trying to install Linux on a friend's system, using
Slackware 3.4 (November 97), on a system using an AMD chip and UltraDMA disks (and an EIDE CDROM). I made the boot (bare.i) and rootdisks, but when I try to boot from the bootdisk, it gives me "LI" and stops there.
I looked around on the newsgroup archives, and there are similar questions, but they seem to involve LILO AFTER Linux has been installed to disk (and seem to involve having installed the root partition at >1024 cylinders or what not)-- whereas here I can't even boot into the installation rootdisk!
For reference, I made the boot and rootdisks from within a Win98 DOS window, though I don't see why this should make a difference.
Any help would be appreciated.