> > It doesn't seem that /boot is read only.
> One question, how did you boot with the floppy. Sometimes one does
A year ago bootdisk was created for then Red Hat 6.2 (now 7+changes) for
the same machine except it had 1 cpu. So the kernel on that floppy is not
xfs-aware, and it can boot other non xfs partitions.
> boot with something like init=/bin/sh and / is mounted ro, even when
> mount tells you it is rw. Maybe the problem was such thing. mtab
> will also report rw falsely, maybe cat /proc/mounts shows the truth.
cat /proc/mounts still shows rw; also I can write on / and /boot fine, but
not lilo somehow.
> > How I now make lilo install somewhere, best of all to MBR and /boot and
> > restore contents of /boot? And, yes, xfs kernel is too big for floppy.
> > TIA,
> > Sergei