Intel Premiere/Lilo problem

Intel Premiere/Lilo problem

Post by Kristian Thommese » Sun, 26 Apr 1998 04:00:00

        Intel Premiere PCI II (Neptune with the nautorious RZ1000)
        P100 w/ 40MB
        Quantum FB3200 TM disk (6232/16/63, LBA:779/128/63)

I use the standard RH5.0 distribution with Lilo 0.19, and the disk i
configured as LBA.

I put these things together, but when I boot it only comes as far as LI.
The problem persists when I compile my own kernel and install that. Also
adding the linear flag makes no difference.

The disk works fine as root partition when I boot with a kernel from

Is there a chance that using standard C/H/S-parameters will eliminate
the problem, and would it be worth the effort to also put the disk on an
old controller to avoid the RZ1000 entirely?

What exactly does the displaying of the first 2 letters "LI" mean with
regards to errortracing?

Kristian Thommesen, science student at the University of Aarhus.


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