RH 7.0 lilo weirdness...

RH 7.0 lilo weirdness...

Post by Mark Jaff » Thu, 24 May 2001 07:53:47



I have a fresh install of RH 7.0 on an entire secondary disk /dev/hdd.
The original /dev/hda was NT 4.0 (C: on /dev/hda1, D: on /dev/hda2) The
machine is a Dell Optiplex GX1 (PII/550)

I am unable to boot without a boot floppy. Booting off the HDD displays
"Primary hard disk 1 not found"

The file /etc/lilo.conf contains this:

boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
prompt
timeout=50
message=/boot/message
linear
default=linux

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.16-22
      label=linux
      read-only
      root=/dev/hdd1

other=/dev/hda1
   label=dos

--------- end lilo.conf

When I run lilo, I got several instances of the message
"Warning: BIOS drive 0x82 may not be accessible."

Any clues on this?
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RH 7.0 lilo weirdness...

Post by James Richard Tyre » Fri, 25 May 2001 18:06:29



> I have a fresh install of RH 7.0 on an entire secondary disk /dev/hdd.
> The original /dev/hda was NT 4.0 (C: on /dev/hda1, D: on /dev/hda2) The
> machine is a Dell Optiplex GX1 (PII/550)

> I am unable to boot without a boot floppy. Booting off the HDD displays
> "Primary hard disk 1 not found"

> The file /etc/lilo.conf contains this:

> boot=/dev/hda
> map=/boot/map
> install=/boot/boot.b
> prompt
> timeout=50
> message=/boot/message
> linear
> default=linux

> image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.16-22
>       label=linux
>       read-only
>       root=/dev/hdd1

> other=/dev/hda1
>    label=dos

> --------- end lilo.conf

> When I run lilo, I got several instances of the message
> "Warning: BIOS drive 0x82 may not be accessible."

> Any clues on this?

Exactly how do you have the second hard disk connected?

Is it on the same cable as the first one?

How is it jumpered?

JRT

 
 
 

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