Last week-end I moved to systemd: everything run smooth.
I use to update my system every 1 or 2 days.
Yesterday I got new updates, some few files and a new linux-3.XXX version (sorry, I don't remember the serial).
I also run the lilo command to update the boot files as well (I am 99,99% sure about that).
This morning I realized my laptop is not booting: the small lillo window appears, I tries to boot, but then restarts the boot and the lilo window appears again.
So I don't know if:
1) I forgot or mistyped the lilo command yesterday (just 1% of probabilities)
2) Something is broken after so many changes with systemd and so on: must add that after runing into systemd I already did one "pacman -Syu" without any problem, a couple of days ago...
Frankly, I don't knw where to start checking...
Last edited by jmvidalvia (2012-10-18 05:43:06)
What you could do is chroot into your existing install.
Then take a look at your log files and try to find out what went wrong
You could aslo take a look at this page tuo edit LILO at boottime,
which you could also do when you're chrooted.
-I can give you a ladder, but you need to climb it yourself-
I'm not very familiar with lilo, but I'm not sure why you'd have to reconfigure it for a normal update.
It sounds like something is wrong in your lilo configuration and it isn't properly pointing to the kernel and/or boot partition.
I chrooted and run lilo again, and the problem was solved.
Nevertheless, I cheked the bash history of my root user and confirmed that I indeed executed lilo after updating the system, so something wrong happened then to cause that problem.