>I would like to move my Linux RHv6.1 drive(/dev/hdb) to the secondary
I've done that a couple of times.
The most likely problem you will have is that your BIOS is too
primitive to boot from /dev/hdc.
If your BIOS won't boot from it, you can't use LILO with it.
> I recently removed my IDE CD and CD-R drives from
>my system and installed a SCSI Plextor CD-RW drive and Seagate SCSI
>Hornet NS20 Travan tape drive. By doing this I have freed up the
>secondary IDE port.
>Lilo is on the MBR of /dev/hda (Windoze98). Lilo fails to boot Linux if
>I move the drive to /dev/hdc.
That's because the mapfile you built when you installed LILO
instructs LILO to ask BIOS for sectors from /dev/hda.
Quote:>I know I can change the Lilo to the MBR of
>the second drive and restore the MBR of /dev/hda with FDISK /MBR. I want
>to use my bios at boot up to select which drive to boot.
The Lilo that came with your commercial Linux distribution is too
old, and doesn't know how to use the INT 13 Extensions to overcome
the 1023 cylinder limit.
If you have not invested much in the Win-98 stuff on the new
/dev/hda, re-partition drive hda with a small /dev/hda1. Put an
ext2 partition on there for convenience. Reinstall win-98 on
/dev/hda2. Move /boot from whereever it is now to /dev/hda1.
>128 mb ram
>Voodoo Banshee AGP card
>Sound Card: ES1371 (SB PCI 128)
>Ethernet: Linksys 10/100 (Cable Modem Access)
>PLEXTOR 32/12/4X CD-RW
>Seagate NS20 Travan Tape Drive
>/dev/hda: Maxtor 20G drive (Windoze98)
>/dev/hdb: Maxtor 8G (Linux RHv6.1) Want it to be /dev/hdc
>I have read the HOWTO on adding drives, etc. They don't expressly say
>how to do the lilo change without moving files to a new HD.
>Any help would be appreciated!: )
>My present /etc/lilo.conf file:
Screw Red Hat. It's not their kernel, it's ours. Install
real kernel source. Build a bzImage that works for your
system when you boot it from a floppy, raw.
Now that you have a bzImage that you know what's in it
and what modules it needs, you're ready to install Lilo.
Make a "floppy that boots at hard drive speed" as
shown in the Lilo mini-HOWTO. Now you have everything but your
ever-changing hard drive geometry down.
Add a stanza that describes the configuration you are going to
have when you move the drive, and rerun lilo(8).
Now move your drive.
Boot your system from your floppy. Notice that it can't find
/usr (if that's a second partition) and swap. That's okay.
Fix your /etc/fstab to reflect the new configuration, and your
floppy will boot your system correctly. Once you have a correct
boot config on floppy it is easy to translate it to a hard drive
only boot setup.
1.44 MB floppy disks are the workaround for the Microsoft/BIOS
nightmare. I don't know why folks are so reluctant to use them.