I have installed a 2nd HD and when I try to do an fdisk /dev/hdb
linux says "unable to read /dev/hdb". I have read the FAQ's and
have been watching posts to the news groups and have not figured
it out yet. the second drive is a conner and I set the jumpers to
slave, dos is doing ok, and I left the disk geo. as the bios found
it "cyl=2479 hds=16 sect=63". after reading the lilo man pages I
messed around with the lilo.conf and added:
disk = /dev/hdb
bios = 0x81 --> is this the hex code?? could not figure out..
sectors = 63
heads = 16
cyl = 2479
after this did not work I messed around with the original boot and root
disks and tried to do an fdisk there and still no luck.
I fed the disk geometry to lilo there in the form of
I have not rebuilt my kernel yet (1.1.59) is this necessary..
also during boot there is no signs that it sees the drive..
I did read the EIDE stuff and cut the cylinders in 1/2 but no luck
ok so I am totally frustrated..
any help is greatly appreciated
thanks in advance
university of cincinnati