lilo problem - Fatal: open /boot/message: No such file or directory

R O N A L D D U C K industeqsite at industeqsite.com
Tue Oct 29 23:03:13 PST 2002


Just create a file in /boot directory with the file name message. And type
some thing like this.

Welcome to LFS 4.0
Press [TAB] to select your kernel.
		--- Todd

and then run lilo again. It will work now.

Regards
RD

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[mailto:lfs-support-bounce at linuxfromscratch.org]On Behalf Of Gabriel
Munoz
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 10:01 A
To: thsiegel at yahoo.com; lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org
Subject: Re: lilo problem - Fatal: open /boot/message: No such file or
directory


On Wed, 30 Oct 2002 04:10:23 +0000, Todd H. Siegel wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> It looks like my LFS 4.0 install went beautifully, except when I execute
> /sbin/lilo (per Chap 9, page 176) in my new LFS system I get:
>
> Fatal: open /boot/message: No such file or directory
>
> Did I miss something?  How can I remedy this?
>
> *I am not on this list so please CC: in you response, please*
>
> Thanks, Todd.
>
>
>
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Did you perhaps copy the lilo.conf file from some other distribution?

If so look in your /etc/lilo.conf file and see if there is an option
at the top that reads: message=/boot/message
or something like that. Comment that line our and try to run lilo
again.

I used to do this all the time because I always copied RedHat's lilo
file and I think that the /boot/message file is used to customize
the screen you see when lilo loads. I'm not sure about that though.
Anyways, comment it out and try again.

-Gabe Munoz
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