can't boot from hard disk (clarification)

can't boot from hard disk (clarification)

Post by Kevin Campbe » Wed, 09 Jun 1993 02:04:53

This is the message I posted yesterday, it needs a little clarification

>  I seem to have gotten myself into a bit of a pickle.  Just this
>morning I was happily using Linux in conjunction with a rather large
>DOS partition.  I decided to reorganize my drive to allow a little
>more space for my favorite, Linux.  So I backed up everything, fdisked
>away my partitions, and rebooted with a DOS 6 floppy.  Ok, everything's
>fine so far.  Then, once I had the imprtnt DOS files in place on the hard
>drive, I rebooted.  Even though I had no disk in any drive I got a
>"Non system disk or disk error" and had to boot from the floppy again.
>I did an fdisk /MBR, but it did nothing.  I'm pretty sure I did
>everything right with fdisk:  making the primary partition, setting it
>active.  I had LILO installed before and my guess is that's where the
>problem lies.  I couldn't find anything in the FAQ that helped, though.

The part that was apparently unclear was whether I had used DOS fdisk
or Linux fdisk to create my new DOG partition.  Well, I used DOS fdisk
as I was supposed to.  Before I did the fdisk /MBR LILO was still
installed, and after the fdisk /MBR I got the "non system disk" error.

Sorry to be so unclear.



1. Boot disk won't mount hard disk as root filesystem

I installed SLS on my 2nd SCSI drive, and created a boot
disk by copying the kernal to a floppy, after using
rdev to set the root device to /dev/sdb1.  When the
floppy boots, I get a login prompt, but when I enter
anything, I get a "/bin/login not found" error.  I can
mount the hard disk if I boot from the A1.3 floppy -
how to I get my boot floppy to do it for me?


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