I am attempting to install LILO to the MBR of my primary slave hard disk
(/dev/hdb) so that I can tell my BIOS to boot from the second IDE hard disk
if I want to use LILO, and from the first IDE disk if I don't.
However, after having installed LILO using lilo -b /dev/hdb , and setting up
the BIOS appropriately, all LILO does is print "LI" and then crash. I have
also tried to install it to /dev/hdb1 and mark this (the linux boot
partition) as bootable in fdisk, but also to no avail.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to get round this problem? The
documentation seems to imply that LILO shouldn't be installed on a second
HDD, because it won't get booted that way, but if you've got a BIOS which
will boot from whichever disk you tell it to, surely this shouldn't be a
Any suggestions very welcome,