>> > I'm a newcomer to Linux, so excuse me if this is a lame question or I
>> > haven't given enough info. I've just installed RedHat 5.0 on an intel box
>> > (single HDD). I slapped the bootloader into the Master Boot Record, but
>> > when I reboot all I get is "LI" and a flashing cursor in the top left
>> > of the screen right after the memory check. Any ideas?
I have a Seagate 84320A8 4.3 GB IDE with NT on the 1st 2.1 Gig, and all the
other Linux partitions on the 2.2 leftover.
This is on a pentium with a Award BIOS circa 1997, does LBA, auto detect,
yada,yada,yada... The drive has 5765 physical cyl, but is config'd with
8400/16/63 as per Seagates's dox in my BIOS settings.
I used to have the same problem. Further install attempts have gotten me
further along to where I can attempt to install LILO to the MBR, but it
notifies me that the attempt failed and gives me the choice of :
Previous step, Retry to install LILO in MBR, or a Menu of install routines.
I've seen posts (and docs) that insist that the root fs be located within the
first 1024 cyls of the c: drive but thats related to a BIOS limitation. Right?
LBA is what we used to call sector translation and it assures that BIOS can see
all cylinders of a drive, regardless of the actual physical # of cyls. If your
BIOS doesn't have that limitation its a non-issue. Right?
Has anybody solved this problem bypartitoning 80or so MB for Linux as the first
partition, then creating the NT part, then continuing on with Linux parts?? To
a hardware guy like me it seems a lot a head thrashing would occur as linux
moved from the root, across the NT part to the other Linux parts. MTBF is
Besides... everything I've read on dual booting NT & Linux says install NTQuote:>400,00 hrs., but hey, why tempt fate?
first, implying that whatever NT wants, NT takes, and if that includes a maxed
out partition, over 1024 cyls in size then so be it.
I check to make sure the boot sector virus checking was disabled too, in case
BIOS thot a virus was trying to install itself there.
Is this problem documented by others?Quote:>> Check to see if you hard drive is set to "LBA" mode. I had that problem,
>> and when I changed my hard drive setting to "Normal" it work find. Also
>> I had a problem with
>> RH5 setup program when it came to installing "lilo" on drives larger the
The mode is chosen in BIOS setup, Award BIOS has an automatic setting thatQuote:
>I seem to be having the same problem. How do I change my hard drive
supposedly makes the best selection for you.