This isn't going to help much, but I have the same problem on my second
(my mainly W95) box.
Promise Ultra33, 4.3G UDMA, 3.2G UDMA...
Lilo can't write boot .... although the Promise ide workaround seems fine
and the partition/format/install all seems to proceed OK.
I *suspect* that linux is not getting the correct geometry back from the
disk - some large disks report their geometry strangely, I believe - and
this is messing things up.
I'm going to try fiddliing abput with linear mode or forcing C/H/S values
but I dont hold out much hope...
What C/H/S does your disk show ? Mine appears to show 524/255/63 FWIW.
In his posting, Matt Chesler said...
>Hi, I installed Redhat 5.0, and made it almost all the way through the
>installation. At the end, the part where it installs LILO, I keep
>getting an error regarding the boot installation. I've tried every
>combination possible b/t MBR and linux partition. I'm running a GW2K
>P2-266, 64MB RAM, 6.4GB UDMA (Master), 8.4GB UDMA (Slave), Ultra33 PCI
>UDMA interface. I found a workaround to allow Linux install to access
>the Ultra33, and the install seems to work fine up until that point.
>The partitions are as follows:
>hda - ZIP Drive
>hdb - CD-ROM Drive
>hde1 - MBR/ 1st partition on 6.4GB
>hde3 - 2nd partition on 6.4GB
>hde4 - 3rd partition on 6.4GB
>hdf1 - 1st partition on 8.4GB
>hdf3 - Linux Native partition on 8.4GB
>hdf4 - Linux Swapfile partition on 8.4GB
>hdf5 - FAT32 partition on 8.4GB
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