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Re: [SLE] lilo problems
  • From: Chris Large <clarge@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 06:54:13 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10108210651440.30660-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > I was adding another boot image to lilo.conf and when i run lilo I now get
> > the following error
> >
> > Fatal: read /dev/sda: No such device or address
> >
> > I' afraid to reboot as it may not reboot. Here is my lilo.conf file
>
> > # LILO configuration file
> > # Start LILO global Section
> > # If you want to prevent console users to boot with init=/bin/bash,
> > # restrict usage of boot params by setting a passwd and using the option
> > # restricted.
> > #password=bootpwd
> > #restricted
> > boot=/dev/sda
>
> Perhaps if you gave it which partition number, such as your root below (i.e.
> /dev/sda1). I would have assumed 1 for boot, 2 for swap, 3 for root, but you
> may have 'sliced' things up differently.

It still needs to be /dev/sda as that show lilo where the master boot
partion is even if you want to boot off another disk you still need the
first disk for the MBR.

>
> > image = /boot/vmlinuz
> > root = /dev/sda1
> > label = gizmo
> > initrd = /boot/initrd
>



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