Lilo Version conflict

Stefan Krah sfk1 at
Mon Oct 14 14:26:17 PDT 2002

* Hannes Birnbacher <mail at> wrote:
> There's a story behind it, with hours of work to restore 
> destroyed host distribution, applying rescue disks etc., but I 
> don't want to bore everybody with that one.

So you fixed that already. Ignore my earlier reply.

> Seems lilo -u would not delete MBR created by an other
> distribution, and even after doing lilo -U lilo refused to write 
> a new MBR, because my /boot (with is on an extra partition, 
> shared between LFS and my host distribution) still does contain 
> files created by the previous lilo version.

Use the files from the new (LFS) /boot directory then. Make a backup
of the old /boot partition and copy the stuff over from the LFS /boot

Stefan Krah
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