Help! I'm at wits end (which wasn't a very long trip). I've
installed Linux on my PC but the installation isn't clean and I would
like to correct the problem before it bites me. My system is
basically a Gateway 2000 system. Some pertinent information is:
INT PCI P54C Motherboard (P5-90)
2 Western Digital 1 GB IDE Hard drives
Mitsumi Double Speed CD ROM Double Speed Drive Model FX001D
16 MB RAM
Combo Disk Drives (5.25" & 3.5")
I have the first drive dedicated to DOS/Windows and installed the
Slackware release off of the latest (October 1994) Infomagic CD.
With a few minor hitches the installation was pretty easy. (My
biggest problem was determining that I needed to use "ramdisk
hd=2100,64,63 hd=2100,64,63" as the syntax to get the boot and
root disks to work correctly). When I went to install install Lilo on
my master boot record, it complained about the partition table and
refused to install. I added a line with "fix-table" to lilo.conf and
it installed and seems to be working correctly. The lilo
documentation does not recommend this method and says it is better to
correct the problem than let Lilo do it. My question is, How? I've
had both 1.1.09 and 1.1.18 kernel working on my machine.
I've tried making all partitions start below the 1024 cylinder limit.
I've set it up as large 1 Gig partitions. Each gives similar results.
The only side effect that I've noticed was that FDISK /MBR did
uninstall Lilo but left DOS/Windows unbootable from that drive. What
is the correct way to fix this problem? And if there isn't any, What
other problems should I be looking for? I hate to do too much more
installation of software until I'm sure I'm not going to have to
Thanks for any help.