lilo doesn't work - is Norton virus protection the prob?

lilo doesn't work - is Norton virus protection the prob?

Post by medpmg » Fri, 02 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Hi, all.
        I have installed the Slackware distribution, from an Infomagic
CDROM, of Linux onto my second hard drive (nothing else on that drive).  
If I start Linux from loadlin, it works just fine.  However, when I first
tried to install Linux, I installed LILO onto the main hard drive (which
has two logical DOS/Windows 3.11 partitions) and tried to boot that way
-- disaster.  After the usual BIOS message, I got a scrolling screenful
of 0s and 1s.  Had to FDISK /MBR.  After four or five tries of that, I
gave up and went to loadlin.
        I am wondering if the problem is that I have Norton Desktop (with
virus-checking utils) installed on the main drive, and maybe THAT looks
at LILO as a virus?  Or maybe the Norton stuff prevented LILO from
getting installed properly?
        Loadlin is okay, but I would like to boot with LILO.  Has anyone
using Norton virus-checking had similar problems?



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Hi, folks--

I have an IBM PC 750 (Pentium 133, PCI bus), dual-booting Red Hat
Linux 5.2 and WinNT 4.0. I boot Linux, first with NTLoader, then
LILO. Most of the Linux installation is on the second IDE hard drive,
but I have a minimal boot partition on the first hard drive.

The machine has 80M of RAM. I believe 16M is original, with the
remaining 64M being 3rd-party DIMMs. Anyway, Linux only recognizes the
first 64M. The POST and Windoze recognize the entire 80M, so there's
nothing obviously wrong with the RAM itself.

$ cat /etc/lilo.conf
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I tried it without the SCSI stuff, and have also specified an exact
number of bytes in hexadecimal, but nothing seems to work.

Anyone have an idea what I can do about this?
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Portland, Maine, USA

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