Problem Installing SCO OpenServer 5.0.00

Problem Installing SCO OpenServer 5.0.00

Post by Serge Gile » Sat, 01 Feb 1997 04:00:00



 I'm doing a fresh installation, but i have  2 other partitions :
                    1. System software    22MB
                    2. WinNT                    220MB

I can't install using interactive fdisk/divy because when I'm taking the
rest of
disk (1,6 Gb) i't says that Unix can't locate any bad track table.

I CAN install SCOunix when I first delete the WinNTpartion
Then the installationprocess runs without any errors. But when I
have to reboot for starting up Unix for the first time, it gives me the
message "CYL OVL" and that's it.

CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME ??????

 
 
 

Problem Installing SCO OpenServer 5.0.00

Post by Bela Lubki » Sun, 02 Feb 1997 04:00:00



>  I'm doing a fresh installation, but i have  2 other partitions :
>                     1. System software    22MB
>                     2. WinNT                    220MB

> I can't install using interactive fdisk/divy because when I'm taking the
> rest of
> disk (1,6 Gb) i't says that Unix can't locate any bad track table.

> I CAN install SCOunix when I first delete the WinNTpartion
> Then the installationprocess runs without any errors. But when I
> have to reboot for starting up Unix for the first time, it gives me the
> message "CYL OVL" and that's it.

> CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME ??????

See:

  http://www.sco.com/cgi-bin/ssl_reference?483166
  http://www.sco.com/cgi-bin/ssl_reference?483046

Quote:>Bela<


 
 
 

1. SOLVED : LILO gives me L 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

To everyone who mailed me with there suggestions and for my answers here
it is.

I finally did some checking and found that my BIOS was pretty new and
that where
it specifies the hard drives there is a column called Mode. This goes
from 1 to
4 and is as follows.

Mode 1 = Normal - all cylinders, heads and sectors stay the same.
Mode 2 = Large - it doubles your heads and halves your cylinders.
Thereby getting
                 less cylinders. However for my drive it was still over
1024.
Mode 3 = LBA - it quadruples your heads and divides your cylinders by 4.
Thereby
               getting even less cylinders than Large mode. This left me
with
               cylinders =  621, heads = 64, sectors = 63 which use to
be
                         = 2484,       = 16,           63.
Mode 4 = Auto - Don't know what this is for, but it did not work for me.

This approach probably won't work for most people with older BIOS's.
Unfortuanately I could not get to a linux software solution after many
hours
of testing different setups and posts. Hope this helps someone.

:-)

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