Linux LILO boot procedure freezes with LI characters (Lilo boot loader LI error)

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Q. My Linux system says LI while booting system and then boots procedure freezes or halts. How do I solve this problem?

A. LILO is a generic boot loader for Linux. This error means few things. LI characters indicate that LILO is having problems. It cannot boot the system.

a) Goto BIOS and set LBA mode for hard disk and reinstall Linux

b) Make sure /boot partition created below the 1023rd cylinder on the hard drive, if not repartition and reinstall Linux

c) See this page for more information.

Linux mount and access a compact flash card – howto

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Q. I have a compact flash card reader hardware device connected to USB port of computer system. Now how do I mount and access a compact flash card connected to this Linux system (Fedora Core)?

A. Your compact flash card will automatically detected by Linux. First create a mount point (type the following command as root user):

# mkdir -p /mnt/cflashcard
If you don’t have any SCSI device, your first partition on a compact flash card should be /dev/sda1 (second will be /dev/sda2 and so on). If you have 1 SCSI device attached, your first partition on a compact flash card should be /dev/sdb1.

Mount partition using mount command:
# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/cflashcard
To see or access files:
# cd /mnt/cflashcard
# ls -l

Open /etc/fstab file:
# vi /etc/fstab
Add an entry (append) to /etc/fstab file:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/cflashcard auto user,rw,exec 0 0
Save and close the file.

How do I unmount or unplug card?

First unmount card with umount command and then unplug card:
# umount /mnt/flash