lilo problem - Fatal:Empty map section

Stefan Krah sfk1 at
Wed Oct 30 12:57:58 PST 2002

* Timm F. Gloger <timm.gloger at> wrote:
> i just finished the lfsbook (cvs:20021025) and run /sbin/lilo when i get
> this error message:
> Fatal: Empty map section

Probably you have a line like "message = /boot/message" in your lilo.conf,
but /boot/message doesn't exist or has zero length. In that case you
would have to delete the offending line from lilo.conf or create a
(non-zero length) /boot/message.

This might also apply to other files in /boot.

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Stefan Krah
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