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dnr

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Need help with Lilo[SOLVED]
« on: September 24, 2007, 02:36:00 am »
I'm running VL 5.8 Standard and I installed it to my hdd using the vlliveinstall command with vl user. Problem is when I try to install Lilo it keeps giving me an error of "cannot find vmlinuz", Im running Live-CD so can't do much about that with my knowledge of linux. Anyhelp would be nice. So right now even though its installed, I have to use the Live-CD...
« Last Edit: September 24, 2007, 09:01:23 pm by dnr »

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Re: Need help with Lilo
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2007, 03:52:18 am »
You could try installing from the regular (not live) version. It has a more robust installer.

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Re: Need help with Lilo
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2007, 07:24:30 am »
dnr,
first make sure there is a vmlinuz in your /boot dir on the new install.
then in a terminal you need to mount your /dev and /proc dirs like this (assuming your HD partition is mounted at /mnt/hda1)
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mount -o bind /dev/ /mnt/hda1/dev
mount -o bind /proc /mnt/hda1/proc
then you need to chroot to the HD and run lilo like this
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chroot /mnt/hda1
lilo

Let us know if that helps,
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Re: Need help with Lilo[SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2007, 09:01:50 pm »
Yep, works great, thanks for the advice. I love the speed ooooohhh yeah, hate the boot times though