Re: hda built but now I want Hdc

From: Bob Romprey (
Date: Fri Dec 15 2000 - 02:50:18 CET

('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is) Did you run "liloconfig"???
Lilo under mulinux is not run by itself but rather through "liloconfig" where it creates a "lilo.conf" file in the /tmp directory.(usually lilo.conf resides in /etc)
Anytime one attempts to boot from a different partition or even from a different kernel on the same partition one must run liloconfig with /dev/hda being where the master boot record resides and /dev/hdc1 being where the kernel resides.(in this case)
If liloconfig is not run lilo has no way of knowing where the kernel is. hence the "LI" you're seeing.


>Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 20:49:22 +1100 (EST)
>From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Robert=20Heezeman?= <>
>Subject: Re: hda built but now I want Hdc
>WOW I finally got Mulinux on ext2 with lilo working
>Unfortunately I got it working on my work PC on hda
>when I took it home I could only put it into hdc.
>I want to boot from hdc1 directly (not from DOS using
>lilo). So I did a lilo -v and sure enough it said that
>it did what I asked.
>I tried this and all I got was LI
>How is this done ?? How can I move hda1 boot to hdc1
>or anything.
>I tried changing Lilo hda s' to hdc s' but that did
>not work.
>I found a copy of rdev and did a rdev /boot/vmlinuz
>/dev/hdc1 still just LI
>rdev says I can change things because when I boot up
>on a and run above rdev I get /dev/hdc1 but nothing
>on my home PC when I plug into hdc, Will work on hda
>though so there i no incompatability of hardware.
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