On Fri, Apr 27 '01 at 15:06, Day, Evan wrote: > Using LILO (21.5 from the stable Debian dist) is sketchy. Sometimes it'll > boot, other times it just prints "LI" on the screen [ ... ] Whilt I don't know if this I true, I once read that the letters of LILO tells you what exactly is broken with your setup. > I think I was a bit confused because it turns out that /dev/sdb is scsi > id 6 (boot disk) and /dev/sda is scsi id 5, even though the SCSI BIOS > reports id 6 as HD0 and id 5 as HD1. You're asking for trouble here. Why don't you fix your disk's IDs to be 0 (the boot disk) and 1 (the other) ... > I have a pair of IDE drives on the system, too, and LILO always ... or simply boot from the IDE disks? > complains that /dev/sdb isn't the first disk... There is an option for LILO to tell it what the BIOS assumes each disk is. (ReadTheFineManual ;-)) Cu, Goetz.
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