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