[RndTbl] Norton Ghost / re-install Lilo

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Fri Apr 7 21:53:04 CDT 2006

Well, this is definitely one of the trickier things to do with LILO.  If 
you had a new enough version of Ghost (7.5+) and were running plain 
ext2fs, it should have automatically fixed LILO for you.
However, either that didn't work for you, or you didn't realize it might 
and overwrite it right away...
Be aware that if you ghosted with hdb in CHS (or LBA, or BitShift) mode, 
you must keep it in that same mode when you move it to hda.
In any event, you'll find the info you need to fix this at: 
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LILO-4.html ("Installing hdc to Boot as hda and 
Using bios=") <http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LILO-4.html>


rayhenry at autoclubs.ca wrote:
> OK, have a RedHat 7 system with a dying HD. So I ran Norton Ghost and
> copied everything over to a newer drive (same size, just newer). I've been
> hours on the 'Net and tried a number of different instructions on
> installign Lilo to the new HD so that it boots when moved from hdb to hda.
> Nothing seems to work.
> Sorry, I haven't logged everything I've done, as I (silly me) kept hoping
> that *this time* something *would* work. But this shutting down every
> night to re-Ghost the drive to keep it current when I try something new is
> just silly. It seems to me that there has to be a pretty straight forward
> way of installing Lilo that I'm just not finding.
> This is my last shot at doing it this way, I'm hoping someone has an
> idea.... My next move is to just build another server, and set everything
> up on that one...
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