View Full Version : LILO installed to wrong MBR?

02-07-2005, 09:57 PM
Ok so here's what I've done so far:
Partition my 40GB HDD with 19GB at hda1 for Windows, 20GB at hda2 for Linux, and 1GB at hda3 for swap.
I installed Windows XP to hda1 and it re-wrote my MBR. Not a problem - I haven't installed Knoppix yet.
Installed Knoppix to hda2. It went fine.
I reboot
It boots Windows.
How do I install LILO/GRUB to the MBR now?
[edit] after reading around a bit, it seems that LILO may have been installed to the "MBR" of hda2 instead of hda1. Is there a way to install just the bootloader to the MBR on hda1 when running Knoppix from CD?

02-08-2005, 11:32 PM
You should be able to start your knoppix HD install from the CD with the bootcode 'knoppix root=/dev/hda5 noinitrd ro' (replace hda5 with the correct partition for where you installed knoppix to (hdb1?)).
Then check /etc/lilo.conf. If for the line 'boot=/dev/hd??'. Lilo should install to the MBR of whichever HD is specified there. You can install lilo from the HD install with the command 'sudo lilo'.

02-08-2005, 11:55 PM
Ok, I did that... I get this error:
/dev/mapper/control: open failed: No such device
Is device-mapper driver missing from kernel?
/dev/mapper/control: open failed: No such device
Is device-mapper driver missing from kernel?
Incompatible libdevmapper 1.00.19-ioctl (2004-07-03)(compat) and kernel driver
Warning: Unable to determine video adapter in use in the present system.
Fatal: open /usr/share/lilo/contrib/debian.bmp: No such file or directory

I think I'm going to push the image of my current XP partition out to hda2 with partimage, and then install knoppix on hda1. Hopefully that will alleviate this issue...

02-10-2005, 02:35 AM
the /dev/mapper error has been encountered before, see the last post on this thread:

02-11-2005, 05:22 PM
Thank you so much CrashedAgain!
It worked like a charm!