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Re: [vox-tech] Kernel Panic: Lilo did not find Kernel
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Re: [vox-tech] Kernel Panic: Lilo did not find Kernel

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On Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 02:46:26AM -0700, Viet Nguyen wrote:
> My box is running a dual boot sytem: One parition is running Win98SE
> whilst the other is running Red Hat 8.0 with a 4-18 kernel. I recently=20
> downloaded the 4-20 kernel and compiled by using these commands:
> Afterwards, I tried to go into my lilo.conf to make a third entry to poin=
> to the old kernel in case the new kernel didn't work.
> In accordance with Murphy's Law, Lilo was unable to find either of my=20
> kernels;
> My guess is that I made a mistake in configuring my lilo.conf (did I=20
> mention that I was a newb?) and that it resulted in Lilo not finding=20
> either kernel.=20

  I have to agree with Jonathan, modern Redhat seems to be using "grub" as=
a boot loader, not lilo...=20
  If that's the case on your system, it's likely that you installed lilo=20
from a config file that never worked in the first place and you would=20
be better off reinstalling grub.

- Does the screen that you pick which OS to boot look the same as before?

> this leaves me in a very bad situation. I get the infamous "Kernel Panic"=
> output. Right now, I'm running in Windows mode.

- Describe what you see when it boots ("Loading kernel ....." ?). =20

- Also what error message is on the screen when it "crashes" ("LI 01 01 01"=

> As of right now, I have installed Cygwin and I downloaded a Redhat Recove=
> disk rpm (lilo-21.4.4-20.i386.rpm) from the internet.
> Am I on the right track?

  lilo.rpm is not what you want... whatever redhat install media you
used should have a rescue mode which you can use to boot the system.

  If you have no rescue media download these three files:


  use rawrite to make floppy disks from those images:

  (get readme.txt, rawwritewin.exe, diskio.dll)

      Mike Simons

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