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 A LILO problem: L 04 04.....
        Last night, I turned on my computer only to find that it wouldn't boot.  
It gets to the LILO prompt and then chokes.  In trying to load, it gets as far  
as the "L" and then spits out a series of "04", before it pukes up an "80" and  
goes back to putting out "04".  

        I know that lots of people have seen "LI 01 01 01....", but I've never  
heard of this problem.  Does anyone know what this is or can point me to a FAQ  
that will tell me just how much trouble my computer is in?

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William Thomas Heller                           Rice University
wthel...@hhserv.rice.edu                 Physics Department



 Fri, 11 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT   
 A LILO problem: L 04 04.....

How about the lilo manual in /usr/doc/lilo?  An sample therefrom:

  LILO start message
  - - - - - - - - -

  When LILO loads itself, it displays the word "LILO". Each letter is printed
  before or after performing some specific action. If LILO fails at some
  point, the letters printed so far can be used to identify the problem. This
  is described in more detail in the technical overview.

  Note that some hex digits may be inserted after the first "L" if a
  transient disk problem occurs. Unless LILO stops at that point, generating
  an endless stream of error codes, such hex digits do not indicate a severe
  problem.

  ...
  ...

   L <error> ...   The first stage boot loader has been loaded and started,
    but it can't load the second stage boot loader. The two-digit error
    codes indicate the type of problem.

  ...
  ...

  Disk error codes
  - - - - - - - -

  If the BIOS signals an error when LILO is trying to load a boot image, the
  respective error code is displayed. The following BIOS error codes are
  known:

  ...
  ...

   0x04   "Sector not found". This typically indicates a geometry mismatch.
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