I want a system capable of booting NT 4 and Linux using the NT bootloader.
My PC configuration is:
ASUS P2B Motherboard
PII 400 MHz CPU
1 IBM 4.5 GB SCSI disk
1 QUANTUM 2.1 GB SCSI disk
1 IBM 13.5 GB ATA disk
3COM 10/100 ethernet card
ADAPTEC 2940AU SCSI controller
SoundBlaster 16 sound card
SCSI ZIP disk, ISDN ZyXEL modem, ecc.
The 13.5 GB ATA disk is for Linux (before I buy this disk I have do a
partition on the 4.5 SCSI disk and I have a dual booting perfect system,
that is NONE problem when using NT loader for booting Linux!)
In the 4.5 SCSI disk there are 2 partitions: 1 partition 200 MB FAT16 and 1
partition about 4 GB NTFS.
If in the BIOS I set the IDE drive for the boot disk then Linux (RedHat 6.1)
start perfectly (the boot in this case does not use NT loader obviously) but
if I set in the BIOS the SCSI drive then appear the NT boot loader and when
I select the Linux entry I get:
and the system is stopped.
I used both the bootpart utility and the manual copy of boot sector (with dd
if=/dev/hda of=bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1), I use the mode LBA for the ATA
disk (but I have tried also in NORMAL mode) in lilo.conf I used (and I not
used) the linear option and I also tried to specify the geometry of the ATA
disk = /dev/hda
boot = 0x80
sectors = 63
heads = 255
cylinders = 1650
I have installed lilo in the MBR of the ATA disk but I have tried also in
the first sector of the root partition.
I have partitioned the ATA disk with cfdisk (and also in preceding
installation with fdsik) and I have do a /boot partition of 16 MB for the
problem of the 1024 cylinder.
Please if possible help me.
... SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH!!!