I could install RedHat 5.0 all by itself on my comupter and it runs
fine. But when I try to install WIn95+NT4.0+Redhat5.0 I cannot install
LILO to the MBR. Here are the details:
I have 2 hard drives. The first one is a 5.1 GB IDE Western Digital
with 1024 cylinders. I used the dos fdisk to create a primary
dos partition on 2 GB and installed Windows 95 on it. This versio
of Windows 95 uses FAT16. I then installed NT 4.0 on the second drive
secondary master) which is a quantum IDE with 4.3 GB space. I used the
NT's install program to create this partition.Even this disk
had 1024 cylinders.
I could then dual boot between 95 and NT.
I then started installing RedHat 5.0 on the remaining 3.1 GB
on the first drive. Disk druid identified the existing
partitions as /dev/hda1( Windows 95) and /dev/hdc (NT is
identified as OS2 HPFS). My CD rom was Primary slave so I
guess that was /dev/hdb.
I created 96 MB swap partition, a 120 MB / partition(WHich became
/dev/hda5 for some reason).
I created all other required partitions like /usr, /home /tmp etc and
20 MB free on disk 1).
I installed evrything fine. Finally the LILO part: I asked
the boot record to be written in the MBR. Lilo asked me if
I wanted to boot dos and linux as well but not NT. But it
showed me the OS2 HPFS partition and blank string. I entered a string
NT 4.0" and said OK. I then got a error message saying that
it could not complete this part of setup or something like that.
When I rebooted the machine, I could not see LILO start. Only NT loader
I would appreciate it very much if someone could help me. Please!!