Posted on 2000-01-02
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have followed the instructions for installation 3 seperate times to the letter. After I install Bootmagic I make all of my setting and everyting goes just fine until I reboot. When the macine boots all I see ar several dots across the top of the screen which sits there and goes no further. In order to use my machine I have to "fdisk /mbr". Can you tell me whats wrong?
Question by:Edinky

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ID: 2319202
When you install Linux, don't select the option to put LILO in the master boot record.  Put it in the superblock instead.  Boot Magic needs control of the MBR or it won't work.  If you install Linux after Boot Magic and put LILO in the MBR you are overwriting Boot Magic's boot code.

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hwillekens earned 100 total points
ID: 2319652
Use your boot-floppy which you (presumably) created during install. Start up your system with this disk.
edit /etc/lilo.conf and make lili install in /dev/hda instead of /dev/hdax.
Run lilo after saving changes.
You're set.

Good Luck

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