wally at wic.net.au
Mon May 20 18:47:12 EST 2002
I have seen an error like this before when linux was originally installed on
a disk and then the disk was used for a Microsoft install. Microsoft writes
differently to the MBR.
Did you "install" linux (and LILO) on the scsi disk? ie LILO should be on
the scsi drive as you have made that your boot disk. it sounds like you are
configuring it on the ide drive
Does that make sense?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Hodgman [mailto:steve at namsys.com.au]
> Sent: Monday, 20 May 2002 2:04 PM
> To: linux at samba.org
> Subject: Help please!
> I have a system with an IDE drive with bootable Debian potato
> on it. (/dev/hda).
> this disk works fine and I can boot OK.
> I have a SCSI disk /dev/sda which has Potato on it also.
> However when I make the
> scsi disk the boot disk I get "LIL-" and nothing. Doco
> suggests running lilo to fix it but
> I am getting nowhere with that. This is what I am doing:
> 1. Boot off /dev/hda and then mount /dev/sda partitions on mnt as:
> /dev/sda3 /mnt
> /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot
> /dev/sda5 /mnt/usr
> /dev/sda6 /mnt/var
> I can then "chroot /mnt" and everything works OK so I can
> build kernels (bzImage)
> and then install them with "make install". this results in
> /vmlinuz -> /boot/vmlinuz-
> I then run lilo with lilo.conf configured as:
> boot = /dev/sda
> root = /dev/sda3
> I then reboot, change the scsi disk to be the first boot
> device and get "LIL-"
> Now, I had this working last week (Grr...)
> What stupid thing have I done please? thanks.
> Stephen Hodgman steve at namsys.com.au
> Namadgi Systems Ph. +61 2 6285 3460
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