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Re: Lilo help

--- Jim Morton <jbmorton bellatlantic net> wrote:
> I have a system w the following drives:
> hda	10.5 Gig w RH6.1 boots fine from lilo
> hdb	1.8 Gig formatted by Win98, empty, Fat32
> hdc	2.5 Gig w Win98 installed
> hdd	CD-Rom
> At the Lilo prompt I enter 'dos' and and get 
> Loading dos 
> Invalid system disk 
> Replace the disk and press any key

This sounds like a bios problem. Only recent bioses are capable of booting from
the 3rd and fourth drive, or cdrom.

> If I switch the ide cables between hda and hdc the system boots right up
> into Windows. What am I doing wrong? Why can't Lilo boot my Windows drive?

see above - in DOS you switched E: and F: to C: and D: which worked.

> This is my lilo.conf
> # more lilo.conf
> boot = /dev/hda
> timeout = 50
> prompt
>   default = linux
>   vga = normal

not here >   read-only

> map=/boot/map
> install=/boot/boot.b

> image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.12-20
>   label = linux
>   initrd = /boot/initrd-2.2.12-20.img
>   root = /dev/hda9
> other = /dev/hdc1
>   label = dos
>   table = /dev/hdc1
> On the line 'other' and 'table' I have tried /dev/hda, /dev/hda1, /dev/hdc,
> and /dev/hdc1 and various combinations. 
> I've read quite a few Lilo Howto's and they all seem to want to boot your
> option of os from the same hd. Nowhere can I find info on booting to
> different drives. Is it possible?
> Thanks in advance
> Jim Morton
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Mick Mearns - Puyallup, Washington, U.S.A

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