>that makes two of us. i just followed the slackware distribution script. Now
>for me the strange thing is that i have a working p99.13 version on /dev/sda4.
>I tried to install 1.0 on /dev/sdb2 (first primary partition, extended partition
>is at /dev/sdb1). That is were i got the LI (hang). I tried reinstalling the
>p99.13 LGX release on sdb2 and IT also hung at LI.
It is obvious that /dev/sdb is your 3rd HD and it is not directed
accessable via BIOS (only 1st and 2nd HD is BIOS accessable). So, you
HAVE to put zImage, LILO's *.b and map file on 1st or 2nd HD (or floppy).
You can create a small partition on 1st or 2nd HD (1MB is enough) for this
purpose. Modify lilo config file, reinstall the map file. That is all.
Quote:>Since i had a boot floppy, got up the 1.0 system and copied it to /dev/sda4 (old
>working copy). Made a new boot floppy and booted it. ran lilo for sda4 and
>VOILA everything is fine. SO my big question, why doesn't LILO like sdb2??? the
>exact same procedure worked fine on sda4.
BIOS DOES NOT see your third HD. That is the difference. LILO uses BIOS only.
Quote:>BTW, i'm using the OS/2 boot manager so i install to root and not the MBR.
That does not matter.
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