No Boot

No Boot

Post by James Bea » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00

hi all,

I installed RH 6.0 on an older 486 that had a bootable DOS on it.
Pretty much a plain vanilla install.  The problem is that it will boot
from the floppy created during install but not directly from the hard
disk, that is with the floppy removed.

I used the Linux fdisk to partition and checked that the first partition
is marked bootable.  Chose to install boot to the MBR.  The lilo.conf
looks ok and running lilo -v looks normal.  It appears that there is no
boot program on the hard disk.  The only thing that looks odd is a
vmlinux... in /boot along with the vmlinuz..., but this seems benign.

In BIOS talk the floppy is "A" and "B" is missing.  The hard disk is the
primary master and an IDE CDROM is the primary slave.  This BIOS allows
the boot order to be either "A,C" or "C,A".  I assume the hard disk is
"C" but neither order works.

Jim Bean


1. Not Available these Signal nos on Linux


The following macros are there on AIX  but not on Linux.If we have
on Linux pls  suggest me how to use(say path) or tell me alternative?

#define SIGDANGER 33    /* system crash imminent; free up some page
space */
#define SIGSAK    63    /* secure attention key */
#define SIGSOUND  62    /* sound control has completed */
#define SIGKAP    60    /* keep alive poll from native keyboard */
#define SIGGRANT  SIGKAP /* monitor mode granted */
#define SIGRETRACT 61   /* monitor mode should be relinguished */
#define  F_CLOSEM       10/**on AIX /usr/include/fcntl.h****/
#define _D_NAME_MAX 255

Thnaks in Advance
Sudhakar Reddy.N

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