Problems with Lilo


Went to use my Linux server the other day and it just would boot. After going through the usual tests, and the fact that it displayed “Li” on the screen I figured that it was a problem with Lilo. Luckly I had the rather cool System Rescue CD to hand which gives a full CD bootable Linux but unlike Knoppix it is aimed at sorting out problems.

After mounting my problem disk (the root partition, checked by using fdisk /dev/hda) I could then start repairing Lilo. Lilo is built around being updated it seems because this was trivial:

<br /> chroot /mnt/tempmountpoint /sbin/lilo<br />

And that was about it, but the System Rescue CD gives lots of other tools for look at partition and running rePartitioning tools – all very useful.

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