Hi. I've recently finished building a dual-processor machine
built round a Supermicro P6DBS motherboard. The hard disk
is an 8 gig wide scsi driver, configured as scsi ID 0, on the first
wide scsi channel. There are normally no other disks. I use Lilo to boot
the machine, and all is well.
Today, I decided to attach an IDE hard disk with an ext2 filesystem
on it on order to copy some files off it. Once again, everything was
happy. While the IDE disk was attached, I did a kernel build (make -j
runs in 2 minutes 20 seconds!). I then installed the new kernel in my
lilo.conf, and ran lilo. Lilo said:
Warning: /dev/sda is not on the first disk
I'm not too sure what this means, or what lilo thinks of as 'first'.
When I tried to boot the machine, I got
L 01 01 01
I've since recovered by removing the IDE disk, booting from floppy,
and re-running lilo. However, I'd be very interested in advice as to
going on here. If it makes any difference, booting from IDE is disabled
the bios; it's looking at floppy, then scsi, and nothing else.
Any thoughts appreciated.