[NBLUG/talk] Boot Failure

Jippen cheetahmorph at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 12:47:18 PST 2007

Possibly fried some hardware... I'd check an alternate CD-Rom drive to
see if you could boot off that. New cable too, preferably. And a lilo
re-install wouldn't hurt anything.

On 1/10/07, Peter Lutz AA6AV <aa6av at sonic.net> wrote:
> Good Afternoon.
> I managed to screw up the booting of a Debian Unstable system
> yesterday.  The guys working on our new roof hit the power line
> for about a 1 second outage.  The box boots fine off the rescue
> floppy and runs just fine.  It dual boots Debian and Win 2K.
> (well, it did), but I have not used the Win 2K since installing
> VMware and running windows on that.
> What happens now is that the screen half fills with
> L 99 99 99 99 99...
> and it freezes.  It will not boot off a CD, but it will boot off
> the rescue floppy which contains lilo.conf, vmlinuz, map, lost&
> found. I checked the BIOS settings, and as near as I can tell,
> they are OK.  As a last resore I told the BIOS to set the
> defaults, but nothing changed.
> So, does it look like I screwed up the MBR, part of lilo, or
> what?
> Any comments on how to get it booting again would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Thank you.
> Peter
> --
> Peter Lutz AA6AV
> Debian Linux 2.4.21
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