Post by LLemo » Fri, 27 Aug 1999 04:00:00

Having a problem I hope some one can help me with.
I installed red hat linux 5.2 on a system with following properties
1- 3 gig drive /hda
1-7 gig drive /hdd
hda has win98
hdd is split with the first half being for Win and the second half for linux
with 4 partitions
hdd5 is the root

I first tried installing so lilo was in the boot of hda1
the screen filled with 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
and lilo never starts (luckily I had a boot disk which works fine)
I then Installed a commercial boot manager to the system and my win sesion
works fine with it, but it won't boot the hdd5 drive either
so I moved lilo to hdd5 and tried again...
every time I booted to lilo it filled my screen with 01 01 01 01 01



1. Lilo boot problem: doesn't boot dos (invalid media type)

I installed redhat 3.0.3 on my second eide hard drive. Initially I put
lilo on a floppy and it was working fine. Today I decided to reinstall
lilo on my first hard drive (master). When rebooted it could not start
windows 95. The following list tells what I did to recover and what did
not work in order.
1. boot dos from floppy
   fdisk /mbr did not work
   sys c: gave invalid media type error.
   using fdisk I viewed the partition tabel and the system was UNKNOWN

2. boot with lilo floppy to linux
   mount -t msdos /dev/hda /mnt
   ls /mnt
   gave invalid file type error.

3. I tried lilo -u but no luck.
   same problems as above: both linux and dos could not read the c drive

4. I copied boot.0300 to /dev/hda
   now linux could see some files but with weird names in my c drive

5. I rebooted without floppy and I got invalid system disk error.

Now the situation is linux can see some files with weird names and dos
gives invalid media type error.

Any help will be appreciated.

Hulya K. Kuzucu Eraslan    
Department of Economics      
University of Minnesota                          

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