Re: Very weird problem with lilo

From: Zalek Bloom (
Date: 11/27/03

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 03:20:21 GMT

On Wed, 26 Nov 2003 21:56:33 +0000, Zalek Bloom wrote:

> On my PC I have 2 disks - one is dual boot Linux RH8.0 and Win98 and the other is
> Win98 only. I decided to replace the first disk with a bigger one. I
> disconnected the second Win98 disk, connected old Linux/Win disk and the new one, I
> copied Win and Linux partitions to the new disk, installed there lilo and
> rebooted. I got lilo screen with dual boot, I tried Linux, everything
> worked fine. I verified that a boot was from the new disk.
> Then I disconnected the old disk and tried to boot with a new disk only:
> computer did not boot - it stuck after displaying letter L (I guess short
> of LILO). When I connected my old Win disk and tried reboot - computer
> stucked after displaing LI (some improvement over the first try, but it
> still did not make me happy).
> Any idea why it happened? Where should I look for a problem?
> Thanks,
> Zalek

And when I tried to replace lilo by MBR here is what I got:
/sbin/lilo -u

Fatal: Timestamp in boot sector of /dev/hda differs from date of /boot/boot.0300
Try using the -U option if you know what you're doing.

What does it means?