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In trouble from the very start

From: David A. Cobb
Subject: In trouble from the very start
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 18:37:29 -0500
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I'm just getting my Debian GNU/Linux up to speed -- Kernel 2.6.8 - i386 (athlon-xp). I have gone along fine up to now with LILO. It ain't fancy but it works.

So, today, among other things, I installed Bastille. That did some things to my setup; running is fine.

HOWEVER, I installed a new kernel (2.6.9) - mostly because I need to synch up my kernel-source with my kernel-image and that's a pair I can get simultaneously. I re-wrote the LILO.CONF and ran LILO. The response was what I expected. I rebooted. AND THE OLD MENU IS STILL THE ACTIVE ONE. I glanced at the backup directory, and I see that the backup that was formerly "BACKUP.0300" is now "BACKUP.0307" -- I think that relates to what partition/address I'm actually booting.

   ANYWAY, I tried to install GRUB [0.95-cvs200406].

[16:27:54] bash # grub-install --recheck /dev/hda
Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.
[18:33:52] bash #

That can't be good news. It looks as though something [Bastille being a likely culprit] got in and made some clever changes to the bootstrapping process.

I need to undo this, whatever it is.
Can anyone help??

David A. Cobb, semi-retired Software Engineer -- T-rex.

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