Can anyone give me some help on this. I'm trying to install slackware
8 on my new system (previous system was duel boot debian 2.1 and
When I attempt to setup lilo I get the error: geo_query_dev
HDIO_GETGEO (dev 0x1600): Invalid Argument. As much info as I can
think of is
below, including precedure I am following when gettin this error.
255 Head, 63 Sectors, 5005 Cylinders
Units = Cylinder of 16065 * 512 bytes
/dev/hda1 * 1 - 522 4192933+ (blocks) b (id) fat32 (w2k)
/dev/hda2 523 - 3964 27647865 (blocks) c (id) fat32 (LBA) (win prog)
/dev/hda3 3965 - 4398 3486105 (blocks) 83 (id) Linux Native (linux
/dev/hda4 4399 - 4500 819315 (blocks) 82 (id) Linux Swap
Verify command = 8112887 unallocated sectors (I know... room left for
win9x if needed)
lilo.conf all - comments
boot = /dev/fd0
# OR /dev/hda3
delay = 50
vga = normal
image = /vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda3
label = Slackware
Gigabyte GA-7DXR Mobo
256x2 Micron ddr pc2100 ram
VisonTek Geforce 2 gts 64ddr
Intel modem (I know won't work with 2.4 kernal:( need new modem)
IBM DeskStarGV 40GB
Creative pc-dvd x2
Yamaha Lightspeed 2 20x burner
boot from boot cd.
#mount -t ext2 /dev/hda3 /mnt
#lilo -C /mnt/etc/lilo.conf
< FD light comes on >
geo_query_dev HDIO_GETGEO (dev 0x1600): Invalid Argument.
I assume the dev 0x1600 is the hex code for the hda3 partion, or just
the hda drive itself that's being passed to the HDIO_GETGEO function.
(hard drie io .. Get Geometry I assume). (just checkte dht souce HDIO
error code, geo_query_dev function).
Do I need to make hda3 bootable? I would think that would pose a prob
as u can only have one bootable
Thanks for all help. I am trying to get this duel booting by monday
when I start a class in linux.