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Old 07-25-2003, 02:50 AM   #1
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booting with two SCSI/RAID/IDE controllers installed


I have an onboard RAID adapter that I have running with Windows XP. My motherboard is the A7V333 with the Promise MBFastTrack133 Lite. Mandrake (or any current linux distro for that matter) although it detects it, doesn't understand it, so it doesn't see the disks there. You may remember that issue from before on this board. I don't really care about that because I don't want linux to mess with my Windows stuff. I just got this SCSI controller and hard disk. (BusLogic BT-956C) Linux detects it and installs to it just great. The problem is that since it doesn't see my other controller with the windows install it doesn't add it to the lilo configureation. In my BIOS I have it set to boot the SCSI/RAID controller. But theres two of them! It automatically boots to the onboard RAID with my windows install and I don't see anything having to do with Linux or Lilo. How do get Lilo to give me a boot promt and how do I make sure both OS's are on there?

Thanks much.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 12:44 AM   #2
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The only way is to have lilo installed, eg in the MBR,
on the first disk on the first scsi/raid card.

Otherwise you will never see a lilo boot menu.


Of course you could always have a lilo boot floppy.

And why use lilo when grub is readily available?

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Old 07-28-2003, 02:33 PM   #3
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Ok so i did the "upgrade install" of Mandrake 9.1 So basically it just went through the install process agian and didn't copy any files since they're already all current but it let me reconfigure everything that I did in the install. I selected to install grub this time. It didn't change, it still booted right into Windows. Does grub install onto the MBR? Where is the MBR actually located? on a hard disk or on the motherboard, or what? If it were the on the hard disk, then it would still be on the linux hard disk, but it would have to be on the Windows Disk because that boots first. If it DOES have to be on the windows disk, is there a way I can manually install grub or lilo on there when in windows or DOS or something?

Do I maybe want to try PowerQuest bootmagic? Powerquest supports linux and everything and it might be easier to install. I can do that from Windows.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 03:30 PM   #4
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MBR is the master boot record on the hard disk.

Grub will have been installed where you told the installation process
to install it.

What you should do is to boot your system with the installation CD rom
in rescue mode and then install GRUB on your first disk as per the instructions
in the your distribution manual and then use

grub-install /dev/hda

to install grub on your first IDE disk on your first IDE controller.
 
  


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