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On September 9, 2001 07:14 am, SATHISH.J wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks fot the suggestion.
> I tried that but it panics. Will I be able to change anything inside the
> boot floppy after it has been made with 2.2.6 kernel so that I can boot
> 2.2.14.

Usually the easiest thing to do is boot from any install CD and hit
Ctrl-Alt-F1, which will give you a command prompt. Then you can mount your
hard disk, edit /etc/lilo.conf and run lilo, something like this:

mkdir /a # a convenient mount point on the CD's ramdisk
mount /dev/hda? /a # Change "?" to the number of your root partition
ls /a # you should see bin, usr, etc.
mcedit /a/etc/lilo.conf # fix your configuration
lilo -r /a # rerun lilo, chrooting to your disk first
# take out the CD and reboot

Caveat: I've never tried this myself. Take a look at the lilo docs to see
some examples of how your lilo.conf should look.

If you need further help you should consider joining an irc channel, for
example, #linpeople

Linux kernel mailing list isn't the right place to ask this kind of


> On Fri, 7 Sep 2001, Brian Gerst wrote:
> > "SATHISH.J" wrote:
> > >
> > > 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.
> >
> > Boot your 2.2.6 disk, and make a boot floppy from that. Put in the
> > original disk and boot from the floppy. Check your lilo.conf and rerun
> > lilo.
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