LILO won't boot DOS

LILO won't boot DOS

Post by Mark Cle » Mon, 17 Jul 1995 04:00:00

I have Linux on hda1 and DOS on sda1.

LILO boots Linux just fine.

When I tell it to boot DOS, I get a "Non System Disk" error.  When I press any
key to continue, the system reboots.

Booting from a DOS floppy works fine.

My lilo.conf looks like this:

--cut here---
# LILO configuration file
boot = /dev/hda
install = /boot/boot.b
delay = 50
vga = normal
ramdisk = 0
default = dos
message = /etc/lilo.msg
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda1
label = linux
# backup kernel in case there's trouble
image = /vmlinuz.old
root = /dev/hda1
label = backup_kernel
# dos partition on 1st SCSI
other = /dev/sda1


1. Lilo boot won't allow DOS to boot

I just upgraded my kernel to v1.0 from 0.99.14.

Did the usual make config,
Did the usual make config,
              make dep
              make clean

I followed the v1.0 kernel installation instructions and now I cannot load
DOS when I turn on my computer.  I do not know what all the commands do
(pretty dangerous :)) but when I rdev it says => /dev/hda2.

 /dev/hda1 = DOS partition
 /dev/hda2 = Linux fs
 /dev/hda2 = Linux fs
 /dev/hda2 = linux swap.

I cannot seem to change the filesystem back to dos, even when I boot dos
from my a: drive and use fdisk.  I really do not want to dump the Linux fs
and start from scratch.

I have all the HOW documents but maybe I have missed the right one.
Can anybody tell me what's up?

Robert Newton

2. How do you mount Appleshare Drives

3. HELP!!! Lilo won't boot dos

4. wu-ftpd on aix

5. DOS Partition Won't Boot From LILO

6. Permissions on a windows drive through SAMBA

7. Help: DOS Partition Won't Boot from LILO

8. Weak Thread Support: Linux Weakness ?

9. lilo problem, dos partition won't boot, HELP!

10. DOS won't boot using LILO and Bootmanager

11. LILO won't boot dos on secondary ide /dev/hdc

12. *** lilo won't boot win' 95 ***

13. Lilo won't load os/2, os/2 won't load lilo