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"SATHISH.J" schrieb:
> Hi,
> I know that this is not the place to ask this question.Please forgive me.
> I changed the lilo.conf on my machine(redhat 2.2.14-12 kernel) and it
> doesn't boot up. I don't have
> a boot floppy to boot. I have another disk which has an older version of
> linux(2.2.6). I can mount the disk if I boot from the other
> disk(2.2.6). Can I
> in some way alter the lilo.conf of my disk(2.2.14) and boot linux from
> that. Please tell me any ideas to do that.


Seems you have installed a new kernel and not called lilo before

I would suggest one of these two ways:

-Boot from your older hdd and mount the new one, e.g. under /mnt/test.
Call lilo, but give him the configfile from your new hdd, it should ly
under /mnt/test/etc/lilo.conf, if you have mounted your new, defective
linux under /mnt/test: "lilo -C /mnt/test/etc/lilo.conf
Before, check that your lilo.conf is correct!
(I have to admit that i' ve never tried this myself)

-Boot from your older hdd and use the distro-tools to produce an
"emergency repair disk", e.g. "mkbootdisk" under RedHat or "yast" under
SuSE. Use this repairdisk to boot the defective linux-installation,
check /etc/lilo.conf and call lilo.

And one hint:
It is always a good idea to have a bootdisk on hand...:-)


Frank Schneider, <SPATZ1@T-ONLINE.DE>.
Microsoft isn't the answer.
Microsoft is the question, and the answer is NO.
... -.-
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