I recently added a 6.4G drive and "upgraded" to Win98 and RedHat 6.1
but don't get a boot prompt from LILO. My drives are configured as
IDE1: hda - 6.4G (Master) - single FAT32 partition
hdb - 1G (Slave) - linux natives including / as hdb1
IDE2: hdc - CDROM (Master)
hdd - 1.2G (Slave) - other linux native partitions
I have tried several installations with RedHat 6.1, all with LILO
installed on the MBR of hda, but none produces a LILO boot prompt.
LILO worked fine when I had RedHat3 and Win3.1 installed separately
on just the two 1G drives on IDE1.
If I create a /boot partition, linux will only boot from the boot
disk. Without /boot, linux boots if it is the default. In either
case, if dos is the default, it boots only if hdd is disconnected
from the ribbon cable; otherwise the boot process hangs at the
"Windows 98" screen. / or /boot is always hdb1.
Choosing the "linear" LBA option doesn't seem to matter.
Is this a RH 6.1, LILO, or BIOS hard drive geometry problem?
I'm willing to invest in another large hard drive to consolidate
the linux partitions to the IDE1 slave, if that will solve the
problem. But I would prefer to use another workaround if one
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