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    Default lilo wont find backtrack?

    I have Backtrack 3 installed on my harddrive. I installed kubuntu and it wiped out backtrack from the lilo menu. Now when I try to add Backtrack to lilo it errors out.
    Code:
    Skipping /boot/vmlinuz.old
    Writing boot sector.
    /boot/boot.0800 exists - no boot sector backup copy made.
    3 warnings were issued.
    lilo.conf
    Code:
     image = /boot/vmlinuz.old 
    	label = backtrack	
    	read-only 
    	optional
    	vga = 773 
    	alias=3
    	append="root=/dev/sda1  "
    I'm using LILO version 22.8 (Ubuntu)
    thanks in advance.
    Where is the any key ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by hightech View Post
    lilo.conf
    Code:
     image = /boot/vmlinuz.old 
    	label = backtrack	
    	read-only 
    	optional
    	vga = 773 
    	alias=3
    	append="root=/dev/sda1  "
    Is this really your entire lilo.conf?

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    Of course not, just the part backtrack part. I'm currently not by my linux box. Is it something else in the lilo.conf? thx
    Where is the any key ???

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    I think it'd be easier if you used Grub(Assuming you have it installed) But if your adamant on using Lilo, we'll need to see the whole lilo.conf file. You could also try running "liloconfig" with no quotes. That will usually set it up for you automatically. But if you're looking for an easy way, use Grub as your boot loader.

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    Default error message

    the error message gives a clue!

    Cannot find vmlinuz.old

    do :

    ls /boot

    find the correct image filename and replace

    probably no need to use append simply use root=location

    clearer to assemble as

    image=
    root=
    label=

    example

    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    root=/dev/hda4
    label=bt3
    reado-only
    Lux sit

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfoot View Post
    the error message gives a clue!

    Cannot find vmlinuz.old

    That is the correct location. I'm going to go with grub, appreciate all the feed back!
    Where is the any key ???

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    I'm not sure, but...

    Looking at your lilo config, your root directory is probably not /dev/sda1.

    That is most likely your boot partition.

    Or you could just go with grub...

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