LILO Boot of /dev/hdb

LILO Boot of /dev/hdb

Post by Juzer T. Kop » Sun, 18 Feb 1996 04:00:00

I have a 1gig HD as primary and a 850-meg as the secondary. The 1 gig is
shared by win95 and linux whilst the secondary I have just installed
BSD/OS. Lilo was/is working fine with Linux/win95. I installed the entire
BSD/OS on /dev/hdb and add the follwing to my lilo.conf to enable BSDI
to be booted directly of off /dev/hdb..

# BSDI bootable parition begins
  other = /dev/hdb
  label = bsd
  loader = /boot/any_d.b
# BSDI bootable partition ends

I ran LILO successfully as shown below

fugs:/etc# lilo
Added Linux *
Added win95
Added bsd

When I rebooted and and hit the tab key at the lilo prompt, I could see
all three.

I could boot up win95 or linux successfully but on typing bsd, I got a
message "no bsd label" highlighted in blue and a flashing cursor. Is there
something I have missed ??

Does the BSDI boot blocks have to have a specific label for Lilo to
understand it ?? or is my BSD/OS just not setup right ??




LILO Boot of /dev/hdb

Post by Marc Ste » Mon, 19 Feb 1996 04:00:00

I use LILO to boot FreeBSD on my /dev/hdb as you are trying to do,
but I use the chain loader chain.b rather than any_d.b
Works fine.



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RedHat 6.1
        I disconnected my hda (win 95) drive and connected hdb (linux) drive to
primary slave.........I installed linux to that drive and told it to install
LILO on the MBR of hdb.  (In bios i can choose what disk to boot) when i try to
boot from primary slave.........all I get is a bunch of 0101010101010101
scrolling thru my entire screen.  I went into linux.conf (via boot
disk........why do these always work? can't my HD work? ugh.) and changed the
hoping to make lilo boot from Primary slave.............I've tried just about
everything..............there's gotta be a way to make LILO boot from primary
slave.....when i install LILO to first sector of hdb lilo loads....and that's
about it..I get a message error 0x01.
Now i'm willing to reinstall LINUX/LILO......but I *need* it to be able to be
booted from hdb (primary slave) and hda leave as it is, hence no interaction
between the bios i select what HD to boot from A,CDROM,C (prim.
mast.),D (prim slave) and so on.     I've read most everything....can't find
the anyone know what is going on?.

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