Backtrack 2 - HD installation problems and lilo.conf
alright im trying to install backtrack 2 to a 40GB hard drive.. It going to be the only os on the drive... i created 3 partitions /dev/hda1 which is ext3 and the size is 64M... the second is /dev/hda2 linux-swap and thats 1GB .. the last is /dev/hda3 ext3 which is 12GB....
When i boot the computer without the cd i get an error reading "Error Loading Operating System"... This is my lilo.conf
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
lba32 # Allow booting past 1024th cylinder with a recent BIOS
boot = /dev/hda
# message = /boot/boot_message.txt
timeout = 1200
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
vga = 791
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda3
label = Linux
# Linux bootable partition config ends
and this is what i get when i do "lilo -v"
bt ~ # lilo -v
LILO version 22.7.1, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2005 John Coffman
Released 17-Sep-2005 and compiled at 00:33:53 on Aug 8 2006.
Reading boot sector from /dev/hda
Fatal: creat /boot/map~: Read-only file system
ok plz help .... thx will
This has been covered many times. If your just wanting BT installed, try the easy way. Format your whole hdd, boot back into your live CD and follow these commands.
command :d 1
partition number (1-4): 1
then hit enter 2 more time
command: mke2fs /dev/hda1
command: mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/backtrack/
now select the BackTrack Installer located in menu\Backtrack\Miscellaneous\backtrack installer
leave everything the same besides click Real (2700 mb requiered) option then install.
it takes forever to install so relax for about 20-30 min
when done click close and reboot your machine.
DONE AND DUSTED!!!!!!!
Spent Days trying to resolve this same issue.
Can anyone provide some assistance concerning this error message when trying lilo -v? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
This is a lilo question that would be best searched for at the lilo website.
Originally Posted by 1slorunner
the error is because you probably have a sda drive and you neglected to change lilo to reflect that. did you create the file systems aand mount the directories? if so was it sda or hda. More importantly did you chroot into your install to edit lilo or are you editing the live cd. If so you will get the same error because the cd is read-only
boot the livecd and open a shell konsole.
type chroot /mnt/backtrack/ /bin/bash
then type nano /etc/lilo.conf
edit lilo,save it and type lilo -v
see if that helps any.
my guess is the same as purehate. what i just typed above is what you should try.
haha very funny
I appreciate the help and I got my laptop dual booting BT and Windows XP.