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March 9th, 2011, 04:49 PM
This computer is incompatible with grub.

So normally with other linux distros when the installation ask me about grub I click back and the distros give me the lilo option.

But ubuntu-10.04.2-alternate-i386.iso does not give the lilo options.

I try apt-get install lilo but no success. (shell rescue mode)
the answer is:
Package lilo is no available

So I need a Ubuntu with lilo.
or some way to install lilo in this distro.

Thank you in advance for any clue

March 9th, 2011, 07:36 PM
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lilo

What exactly do you mean by saying your computer is incompatible with grub?

March 9th, 2011, 07:57 PM
You also have to enable universe as a source of code.

March 9th, 2011, 08:02 PM
No compatible means that some olders computers are no compatible with grub.
No start does no matter if I reinstall the grub or try other things

But works with lilo.

I try:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lilo
But the command is looking for internet.
Of course internet is no available because I cannot start the computer to install internet.

I need some way to save the lilo in stick usb or cd to install in the computer

Frogs Hair
March 9th, 2011, 09:03 PM
This is the same package I find in 10.10 synaptic package manager , but the page says it is for 9.10 .

March 10th, 2011, 06:33 AM
ok I already has lilo22.8-8ubuntul_i386.deb in a stick memory

Is there some instruction to install using the shell?

March 10th, 2011, 10:56 AM
I try to use

dpkg -i *.deb

but fail because dependence with mbr

I am looking for some rescue disk lilo.

March 22nd, 2011, 09:33 PM
Finally I solved using the dvd.
I install like text (graphic does not give lilo option)
and when ubuntu ask for install grub I click back and give me the lilo option.