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#1 2004-02-22 01:31:38

malakas
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Registered: 2004-02-08
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This a hard one (lilo deleted)

Well after 2-3 weeks with arch and tuning it to its best (for my system of course) i finally stop experimenting and took a break with fedora core 1.After installing it (and installing the boot loader that came together(grub)) i realize that fedora sucks(sorry).
I also found that the grub didnt set up my grub entry for arch correct and i was unable to boot to arch.So in my fury i uninstalled fedora and it's bootloader and inserted the archlinux cd to see if that "install bootloader "was working .Unfortunally the lilo.conf was empty so no install of the bootloader.
So does anyone know what to do in order to install only the bootloade without the option of reinstalling in mind?i really hate installing it again cause it took me so many hours(days?)to configure it!
Thanks and i hope someone will help me!

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#2 2004-02-22 01:43:54

dp
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Re: This a hard one (lilo deleted)

boot the arch-CD with the "vmlinuz=/dev/discs/disc(where you installed your arch)" appended (when boot: is written)

and then just run lilo or grub to install it again


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#3 2004-02-22 03:26:52

sud_crow
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Re: This a hard one (lilo deleted)

Just to make it a bit clearer; after you boot with the command dp wrote above, your should check your /etc/lilo.conf (or the grub conf, but i dont use it so i dont really know about that one), and see if everything is alright, then run lilo at the prompt as root to reinstall it.

If your lilo.conf is empty and you dont know how to fill it, just ask smile


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#4 2004-02-22 09:48:11

dp
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Re: This a hard one (lilo deleted)

a lilo.conf can look like this:

#
# /etc/lilo.conf
#

boot=/dev/discs/disc0/disc

# This line often fixes L40 errors on bootup
# disk=/dev/discs/disc0/disc bios=0x80

default=arch2.6
timeout=60
#lba32
prompt
menu-scheme=Yk:kw
menu-title="To do nothing is to be nothing!"
map="System.map26"

image=/boot/vmlinuz
        label=arch
        root=/dev/discs/disc0/part2
        append="hdc=ide-scsi"
        read-only

image=/boot/vmlinuz26
        label=arch2.6
        root=/dev/discs/disc0/part2
        read-only

# other=/dev/hda1

other=/dev/discs/disc0/part1  
      label=winxp

# End of file

adapt this if you need some skeleton


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#5 2004-02-22 11:18:32

malakas
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Re: This a hard one (lilo deleted)

Thanks to all.We are on air again with Archlinux!

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#6 2004-02-22 12:29:39

dp
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Re: This a hard one (lilo deleted)

malakas wrote:

Thanks to all.We are on air again with Archlinux!

happy to hear :-)


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