Re: boot/repair floppy or CD
- From: "Peter T. Breuer" <ptb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 19:06:03 +0100
mayayana <mayayanaXX1a@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Taking on the learning of a new operating
> system is enough of a challenge without
No it isn't. What next? Would one need classes in walking down the
And wash the mouth out, while you're there, please. I really don't like
seeing names being called.
> OK, so Lilo.conf was only used to install Lilo.
> Lilo-on-the-partition doesn't need it. (I had
> been speculating that L-o-t-p might check the
> boot= value to find where / was.
It checks the root= value to find it. But that's no help, since it
can't read the partition without the help of an operating system. All
it can do is pass that value on to an operating systems.
There are some boot loaders - grub is one, msdos is another - that boot
a simple operating system that can read partitions as their next stage.
That then reads more data and boots another o/s. And so on. That's
called "bootstrapping". You could do the trick with lilo too, to boot
the ultimate o/s in several stages, but you'd be using 3rd party
components (such as freedos, loadlin) to fill in the upper stages. Grub
has its own upper stages packaged away on the disk, and they can do the
> My point
> in this was to know which file errors could be
> possible culprits if I run into this partition-changing
> problem again.)
I don't see a problem - you've simiply named the wrong partition as
root, or smething like that.
> The boot setup is more complex than I expected.
?? It's simple.
> It looks like I'll need to study a number of startup
> scripts to grasp how it all fits together. I did find
> a useful file in my travels, though:
> /etc/init.d/init.d.README provides a basic outline
That's nothing to do with boot - that's the init stuff.
> of how startup proceeds, and of which configuration
> files come into play in starting up services and software.
All init stuff. Hyucc.
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