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guest
12-31-2002, 04:41 PM
Installed this on two different machines and consistantly got a LILO error.

L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99.....etc...

Has this happened to anyone else?

01-01-2003, 09:21 PM
Yes..... This happen to me in gentoo linux, it's a grub error.

guest
01-01-2003, 11:55 PM
but it's lilo...not grub....

Andrew Foster
01-06-2003, 08:24 AM
Hello,

Please post your lilo.conf so we can check things out.

Thanks!

- Andrew

01-14-2003, 03:20 PM
Yes..... This happen to me in gentoo linux, it's a grub error.

hmm, I had same problem with yoper...

01-19-2003, 06:13 PM
I also had this prioblem.
If you already ahev Windowz on that machine than i think that may haev something to do with it.. (I had it XP on the same machine) I re-installed my linux box.. and there was an option to write LILO to the Mastre BOOT record (MBR) or to a seperate partition...

I got L 99 99 99 99 99 99... when i wrote it to a bootable partition.... but i got my regualr boot when it was written in the MBR.

Give that a shot and se if it'll work.

lwicks
01-23-2003, 02:20 PM
Hi all,

I'm a Knoppix fan, have used the CD several times to show colleagues, friends, clients what Linux is capable of.

Have recently put a new HD in my Windows PC (WinME), and have been trying various LINUX distros on it. (always with hassles, especially DEBIAN)

Tried the HDinstall script on the knoppix CD, everything went okay untill I rebooted and I got the mentioned 9999999999999999999999999 scrolling across the screen error.

This thread has been quiet for a while, I am wondering if the problem has been identified/fixed?
Am presently downloading the latest build (1-20-2003), so perhaps that one will work okay?

Lance

Wylkroe
02-02-2003, 08:55 PM
I managed to fix my lilo 99 problem by downloading the 1st debian ISO image made a disk and booted to it typed linux and it brought me to the beggining configuration to install linux. As it ran me through the opitions I told it to accept the existing partitions swap etc... then it took me to the LILO configuration it reconfigured LILO with the OS's on my system including my knoppix HD install. Took the CD out and rebooted Lilo appeared with both my WinXP install and Linux.

Without the L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99. Phew. As for how to fix lilo without the Debian CD I do not know I am just a newbie. Just be careful when it comes to the Partition part you want to use your existing partitions "DO NOT ERASE AND RECREATE THEM!"

killa
06-28-2003, 02:40 AM
Other that

downloading the 1st debian ISO image made a disk and booted to it typed linux and it brought me to the beggining configuration to install linux
is their another way to fix L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 problem???

killemdaggett
12-17-2003, 02:26 AM
Trying to fix this same problem, and thought I'd share the solution I found elsewhere:

"Lilo did not surprise me again: on a 4 GB IDE that was set to "NORMAL" in BIOS, LILO hang with: "L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 ...". Changing the translation to LBA solved the problem."

Worked for me. Give it a try.

marachon
01-09-2004, 11:42 PM
I receive this error when my BIOS autodetects my disk drives. If I manually detect the drives and save them, I no longer get L 99 99 99...

Snaps
01-10-2004, 03:52 PM
I'm new to this, so I don't know how to change the translation to LBA or manually detect drives... I've got win xp pro and mandrake 9.2 on 2 different hdd using LILO to boot. The HDD are set as master and are on primary IDE channels (I have 4). Any follow-up would be greatly appreciated!

Lazarus
04-13-2004, 11:45 PM
I'm new to this, so I don't know how to change the translation to LBA or manually detect drives... I've got win xp pro and mandrake 9.2 on 2 different hdd using LILO to boot. The HDD are set as master and are on primary IDE channels (I have 4). Any follow-up would be greatly appreciated!

To fix the L 99 99 99... all you need to do is change your mbr boot sector to the partition/drive with windows, or to the boot loader you are using. If you run, for say, the windows 98 cd and boot to dos and run fdisk /mbr and set it to the boot loader drive then everything will work fine. You can also use a system boot disk that has dos and fdisk on it.

DimGR
04-14-2004, 04:10 AM
I managed to fix my lilo 99 problem by downloading the 1st debian ISO image made a disk and booted to it typed linux and it brought me to the beggining configuration to install linux. As it ran me through the opitions I told it to accept the existing partitions swap etc... then it took me to the LILO configuration it reconfigured LILO with the OS's on my system including my knoppix HD install. Took the CD out and rebooted Lilo appeared with both my WinXP install and Linux.

Without the L 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99. Phew. As for how to fix lilo without the Debian CD I do not know I am just a newbie. Just be careful when it comes to the Partition part you want to use your existing partitions "DO NOT ERASE AND RECREATE THEM!"


the 999999999999999999 error means that your windows MBR was overwritten or deleted. Simply using the recovery console from a windows CD type fixmbr

fgrep
05-07-2004, 09:42 PM
The "lilo 99" problem occurs, wen mbr damaged.
this often happens if you set the main disk to a partition not the device.

so if you set in lilo.conf somthing like boot=/dev/hda6 you'll get this error.
set boot=/dev/hda instead and run lilo again
or run lilo with -M /dev/hda with same effect.

fgrep