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Re: [TCLUG:4122] Re-post: HELP (no boot)

Do you have a copy of the old kernel, and a section for it in lilo. If the new kernel is corrupted you may be able to boot the old one. It's pretty simple to add a new section to lilo and then move your old kernel to /vmlinuz.old or whatever.



Eric Wong wrote:
> I'm not sure if my other message posted. If so please ignore this, otherwise
> please help me.
> I did what Peter suggested with running lilo -r /mnt 
> when /mnt was my mounted root drive. It ran fine and showed the list of boot
> options I have. But when I rebooted, I got the same "LIL-" prompt of death.
> Neigther the Lilo howto nor the bootprompt howto have a list of error
> message to tell me what this means. I now realize that a few days ago I
> copied my /usr/src/linux/ to /boot/, overwriting the
> symbolic link that was there. When I got the new kernel (2.2.1) and linked
> /usr/src/linux to /usr/src/linux-2.2.1, I kept the olf in /boot.
> I fixed this just now via the rescue disk, and reran lilo, but it didn't
> make any difference.
> I response to someone's question, I can mount my root drive /dev/hda1 from
> the rescue disk with no problem.
> I'm bothered by the fact that the kernel crashes on remounting the root
> partition read-write when I boot via loadlim using the rh51 default kernel
> and the option root=/dev/hda1.
> Any help greatly appreciated, 
> Ben Luey
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