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LILO crash

using compaq installed rh 6.1 as workstation. went ok?
on bootup all i get is LI? how do i get in to correct the problem?
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jstith
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RobWMartinCommented:
jstith,

- Reboot with a rescue floppy.

- Mount the file system containing /etc (usu. /) to /mnt.  Something like, mount /dev/hda1 /mnt ...

- Edit /mnt/etc/lilo.conf and add a line with the word "linear" on it. No quotes, of course.

- Next, there are several possibilities on how to proceed.  I'll give you my preferred method.  You need to make /mnt look like your normal root directory to lilo, but only for the info lilo actually needs.  lilo needs to see your /boot directory and the directory containing your boot kernel, along with the config file in /mnt/etc.  If you need to mount /boot because it is on a separate partition, then do so on /mnt/boot (it should already be there).  Then issue the following:

/mnt/sbin/lilo -r /mnt

- pop the floppy and reboot.

Good luck!

Rob
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gruseCommented:
If you don't have a rescue floppy at hand, boot from your RH6.1 CD and enter "rescue" at the boot: prompt. That should boot to a minimum linux system so that you can follow the steps that RobWMartin outlined.

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ricksonCommented:
the other more easy way is by booting the linux installation cd. and choose upgrade and deselecting all the application to install. and after that there will be appear a choice in installing lilo,just choose as usual.it wouldn't do anyharm by choosing upgrade.
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