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Old 02-25-2004, 08:13 AM   #1
redship
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Question Why linux not booting in my new hard drive?


Hi guys!!!

I have a 8.4 Gb hard drive in which i use both windows Xp and redhat 9.0 I upgraded my computer with a 60 Gb hard drive having five partitions. The 60 Gb hard drive is hda (master) and 8.4 Gb hard drive is made to be hdb(slave). But when I tried to install redhat 9.0 in my partition `hda5', it shows a message---

"Boot partition '/' may not meet booting constraints for your architecture.
Creation of boot disk is highly encouraged."

then I continued to install redhat 9.0 & it was very well installed with Lilo
chosen as the boot loader on MBR. But the problem is that when my computer boots up, it shows no Lilo and starts to boot Windows XP. I have also tried to boot linux from boot diskette , but the result is the same.

However, I have tried installing redhat 9.0 on my hdb which is 8.4 Gb & It works very well. But linux doesn't work with my 60 Gb hard drive. What is the problem???

Can anyone help me??
 
Old 02-25-2004, 08:39 AM   #2
Rounan
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Couple things: is your / partition on a primary partition, and flagged bootable?
(use cfdisk or a Windows partition utility to check)

What did you do with the 8.4GB HD? Reformat? Or does it still have OS's installed on it?

Check your BIOS boot order - usually by hitting F1 at startup - to make sure it's checking first floppy, then CDROM, then hda, then hdb. (or whatever you'd like, but if you're booting from a floppy make sure it checks for floppy before HD)

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Old 02-25-2004, 02:37 PM   #3
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For my Mandrake 7.2, the file boot.b was corrupt, so the boot up
would show the first LI of LILO.

I downloaded lilo-21 and gunzip/tar xvf 'ed it

The files in the Doc directory are really helpful. user.tex was the best

Definitely check out your BIOS boot order (my BIOS is entered by DEL
at setup). You should be able to boot linux from your fresh linux boot
floppy at the very least.

To get my Hard disk booting with Lilo again, I had to do a
> make
in my new lilo/ directory
Then
> make install
since it seemed to work

Paragon
 
  


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