Okay here's the info:
- 1.2GB IDE Hard Drive (quantum bigfoot)
- IDE CD-ROM
I have RH6.0 on CD and I have the installation boot disk.
The hard drive has NOTHING on it, I have used the "zero fill" utility from
Quantum to erase the HD.
I boot the RH installation disk and follow the normal setup
I create the following partitions on the HD:
- / = 100MB hda0
- /home = 300MB hda1
- /usr = 500MB hda2
- /usr/local = 200MB hda3
- swap = 100MB hda4
(all partitions are using linux native)
Proceeding with the installation it copies files to the HD, next it asks if
I want to configure the network where at this start I say "NO" because Linux
does not seem to see my 2 DEC network cards. then there are some more
At this stage it asks me if I want to create a bootdisk, if I put a blank
3.5" disk in the drive and select "YES" it comes back and says "unable to
create boot disk" without even reading from the Drive !!! If I say "No" to
the bootdisk option and try and install LILO on the harddrive, again it
comes back and says that it could not install LILO on the hard drive ... why
I have tried playing around with the partition configuration but nothing
seems to work.
I cannot understand why LILO will not install ....... in the BIOS I have
tried configuring the harddrive as "LBA" and "NORMAL" but that does not
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get LILO to install properly on my
I have read in this newsgroup how some people say to edit the lilo.conf file
but I don't think this applies to me as I am installing from a CD ??
Please, I have tried playing with the installation process for about 3 days
now and I am really at a lose on what to try now.
If anyone has a solution can you PLEASE email me at
Thank you very much,