386/20mhz/8Meg RAM (circa 1986)
WD Caviar 420 Meg IDE Drive
The BIOS in this computer does not know about this IDE drive, and
has no means of setting user defined CMOS drive values. OnTrack
Disk Manager configures the CMOS as type 38 w/ 1024/16/17 Standard
geometry and 3048/16/17 NonStandard geometry.
Booting DOS works fine.
Installed Slackware 2.0 from diskettes with:
hda1 32 Meg DOS
hda2 24 Meg Linux Swap
hda3 100 Meg Linux Native
LILO give me a geo_comp_addr error that cylinder 1026>1023.
Investigation tells me that this means LILO wants a file that does
not reside within the first 1024 cylinders of the disk. I assume
this is lilo.conf.
Is there a way to make LILO get along with this configuration or
should I just re-arrange the partitioning and reinstall linux?