I'm a newcomer to Linux and am trying to install RedHat 4.2 on a
i586. Until very recently, I'd been running just Win95 on a single
1.2G drive. I've added a 5.1G drive and want to install both RedHat
and (ugh) NT4.0 on the new drive.
I've read through the large disk HOWTO but haven't been able to get
LILO to boot Linux or Win95 (I've been using loadlin). I created a
300M root partition, which is entirely contained within the first 1024
cylinders, but LILO still isn't happy. I've tried using "linear" but
to no avail.
The current symptom is that at boot time I get an "L" followed by an
(apparently infinite) stream of pairs of zeroes 00 00 00 ....
Both drives are EIDE and connected to the primary controller on the
motherboard. The original Win95 drive is set as the master; the new
drive is configured as a slave. The CD-ROM is all by itself on the
Any thoughts would be appreciated, including partioning suggestions for
the new drive. I need to develop under NT, so I was planning on splitting
the drive about 3G to NT and 2G to Linux. I've 64M ram, so I was allocating
100M for swap.