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Old 08-07-2002, 12:52 AM   #1
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lilo spits out this warning during /sbin/lilo ....

Hi. I have a dual boot 30 gig HDD. Win98 on first partition and then Slack on second. Linux works and runs fine but i was just curious about this warning I got after running /sbin/lilo after adding append="hdc=ide-scsi".

I ran /sbin/lilo as 'su' and got >
WARNING: LBA32 addressing assumed
Added DOS *
Added Linux

anyone know what the warning is all about. Again Linux runs fine.
I did install Linux past the 1024 cylinder if that has anything to do with it.
But I can easily boot into either slack or Win98 at lilo prompt.

Old 08-07-2002, 02:04 AM   #2
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well you've presumably not defined lba32 in your lilo.conf:

[root@trevor chris]# cat /etc/lilo.conf

and so it goes on.....
Old 08-07-2002, 02:26 AM   #3
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I've got a buch of VESA modes also in my lilo.conf. Can I remove those and just keep the lilo.conf simple? It's the default basically that was setup when i setup slackware.

and are you saying that I should type 'lba32' into the linux boot part of the lilo.conf??

Old 08-07-2002, 03:09 PM   #4
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you can have the lba32 bit in the lilo.conf and the message will disappear. It used to be necessary to have in lilo.conf for it to be able to work with large drives. This was fixed in later versions of lilo and so it now assumes lba32 if it isn't explicitly there.

As for the VESA bits these are for the framebuffer device if you use that. You can delete any lines that have a # in front of them. These are commented out and are only there for reference.




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