On Wed, Jun 16, 1999 at 02:19:41PM +0100, kevin lyda mentioned:
> "John P. Looney" burst across the net:
> > I'm trying to get Linux onto a Sony Vaio - loads of bad luck so far.
> wah? how? if i help will you give me one?
You wish ;) It's not mine ;)
> > The big problem is LILO - during the install it failed, and when I boot
> >from a floppy, mount the hard disk as /mnt and run:
> > lilo -r /mnt
> first, what distribution did you use? some redhat 6.0 versions -
> particularly in ireland - are screwy and won't do the lilo step
> correctly. a reinstall with a good cd might help? what error
> does the installer get?
Hmm. OK, so it's RedHat 6.0 - no I'm not trying another one, because 5.2
didn't seem to like the network card we were booting with...
> > It says "disk doesn't have a valid LILO signature". Any recommended ways
> >of making a boot floppy for the machine ?
> for redhat the install process allows you to make a boot floppy. they
> have a mkbootdisk script included that does that.
I'll try that...
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