[lug] LILO not loading?

John Karns jkarns at csd.net
Sun May 14 21:10:59 MDT 2000

On Sun, 14 May 2000, PC Drew was reputed to have said:

> CD> Did you make a boot floppy?  You should be able to boot from that.
> Of course not!  That would've been the smart and safe thing to do!

Most Linux distro's supply one or more boot disk image files on the
CD.  If you have a 2nd linux machine, you can use the 'dd' utility to
write the image to floopy.  If not, then access to a Win/Dos machine will
allow you to use the dos executable 'rawrite.exe' to writ the boot disk
image to floppy.

Better yet, if you have a Linux distro that provides a bootable CD (and
your system BIOS supportso it) then you can boot from the CD.  The SuSE
distro Bootable CD even provides the option to boot a rescue session
wholly gfrom CD, or eables you to specify your installed root partition
and boot that - both options use the kernel from the CD.

John Karns                                              jkarns at csd.net

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