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Old 12-19-2003, 10:35 AM   #1
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SuSE 7.3 LILO on floppy instead of MBR

Hi everybody. Just installed SuSE 7.3 on a Dell Latitude c610. The Laptop already had Win XP loaded.

When I installed, SuSE detected XP and advised that I install LILO to a floppy. It boots from floppy fine. It also boots to XP without the floppy just fine.

I want LILO on the MBR, not on a floppy. How do I do this?

Thanks and Merry Chistmas everybody...
Old 12-19-2003, 10:49 AM   #2
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You should be able to change that by editing the /etc/lilo.conf

In particular, yours seems to be set to boot=/dev/fd0, you should be able to change that to boot=/dev/hda

Then you run the command:/sbin/lilo -L

Also, there is probably a boot loader configuration tool in YAST if you are not comfy editing these files directly.

Here is an example of the /etc/lilo.conf which may look abit different on your system.



Old 12-19-2003, 12:33 PM   #3
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Thanks homey... I did try editing using vi. I then used YaST2. This is the error I got:

Warning: device 0x0306 exceeds 1024 cylinder limit.
Use of the 'lba32' option may help on newer (EDD BIOS) systems.

Fatal: geo_comp_addr: Cylinder number is too big (1397 > 1023)

Lilo config says:
linux /boot/vmlinuz Linux/i386 Kernel, Setup Version 0x202, bz Image

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