First off before everyone posts saying 'Use a linux boot disk' let me
start by saying, 'I do not have a floppy disk drive', I won't
elaborate on why here just let me say I think floppies are/or should
be obsolete by now.
Secondly, I use linux, I am not a 'guru', I can get around, and I am
to the point where learning new tricks is possible, but Ive
never changed lilo settings, never recompiled my kernal... I hope
what I just said (or typed) made sense. :)
ASUS A7V M.B.
Promise ATA 100 Controller
Matrox Millennium G450
Windows 98 installed on /dev/hde (at least I think its e) (2
Linux RedHat 7.1 Installed<?> /dev/hdg (Master Hard Drive/ Secondary
I have been running 98 on this machine for a while; I have been
running two computers on with linux and this one. I decided I wanted
to dual boot this system to play with linux using the dual monitors,
and the TV card (which apparently I should be able to get to work in
I ran the red hat setup from the CD, the install went fine (Except
that after I tested the X display settings the monitors would go blank
and never turn back on). I setup lilo (in the install) to install
itself to /dex/hde. After the install was done I rebooted the
After the machine got thru the boot process LI appeared
on the screen and the system just sat there. I (being a college
student with assignments due everyday) panicked and popped I the win98
disk and reinstalled the dos mbr (the old fdisk /mbr trick).
I figure there are a few thing I can do, unfortunately I dont
feel like or dont know how to do them.
The presumed easiest fix would be to find a linux boot CD that I could
pop in and run the lilo setup (which I dont know how to run).
Or I could reinstalled Linux again and hope it works this time. And
finally I could install linux again and install lilo to the linux hard
drive and use a different boot loader. (Bootmaster, or BootMagic)
**Sorry about being so long winded**