Help please!

Neil Muller neil at
Mon May 20 19:36:08 EST 2002

Does your scsi card support bootable CDs? Not all cards do.


Stephen Hodgman wrote:

>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
>        label=Linux
>        read-only
>        label=LinuxOLD
>        read-only
>        optional
>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
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