I have got hold of a new hard drive and have installed Red Hat 5.1
on it. However, writing to the master boot record fails.
When I boot from floppies, mount the hard disk and try lilo
manually I get the following message:
LILO version 0.16, Copyright 1992-1995 Werner Almesberger
Reading boot sector from /dev/hda
Merging with /boot/boot.b
Map segment is too big.
Can anyone shed some light on what this means? Is there a problem
with the disk, my partitioning, or what?
An fdisk of my new drive, and cat of /etc/lilo.conf yield
the following unremarkable information:
Disk /dev/hda: 15 heads, 56 sectors, 989 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 840 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Begin Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1 486 204092 83 Linux native
/dev/hda2 487 487 989 211260 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 487 487 733 103712 83 Linux native
/dev/hda6 734 734 929 82292 83 Linux native
/dev/hda7 930 930 988 24752 82 Linux swap
boot = /dev/hda
root = /dev/hda1
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.0.35-2
label = vmlinuz
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