this is'nt a usual "wont install" thread. my brother put together a computer. he also tried to install linux on his own. dont know why but he made the 80gb drive i gave him the slave, and a 7gb drive the primary. the 7 is corrupt and just a pain, wont hold linux or windows.
cylinders where 9928. i used a rescure to try to fix them. now windows runs better.
7gb is hda
80gb is hdd <----dont ask because i dont know
if i disconnect the 7gb nothing will boot.
went to install linux on the 80 to make a dual boot.i noticed he mounted windows(/mnt/windows) after playing i got the mandriva install to mount and package installation. install went fine but lilo wont install. got an error 0x80 in use and it also listed another hex value(i am assuming for the other HD).
i am not at his house so i cant run any commands from cli (using livecd). after some searching i have some ideas #lilo -v -b /dev/hda or hdd.
would a bootable lilo work? i saw someplace how to make one on a cd.
does anyone have any ideas on how else i can install lilo?
bios has the 80 as the first boot ,after cd-rom.
just a kick in the right direction will do