Monday, 18 May 2015 00:00

Why LILO returns "L 99 99 ..." after moving Linux to another drive

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At kernel boot LILO stores information about the disk assignment numbers, and then uses this data when boot loader is being installed. When the boot device changes, the disk numbers change in BIOS settings the selected boot disk is numbered 0x80), so the information stored by LILO does not any longer match the actual configuration.

You must explicitly specify the disk numbers in /etc/lilo.conf:

disk=/dev/hda

bios=0x80

disk=/dev/hdb

bios=0x81

Last modified on Monday, 18 May 2015 19:33
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