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Old 11-26-2003, 03:33 PM   #1
Pikachu
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[LILO] Dual boot XP - Gentoo problem


Hello everyone
I'm afraid my first post is a cry for help...

Since a few months I've a HPT372 RAID controller. I installed Windows XP on a RAID-0 stripe. Everything went smooth without a single error. On a seperate hard disk, I installed Suse Linux and I booted it with a bootdisk (because of the RAID).

Now I want to get rid of Suse and I choosed to install Gentoo Linux 1.4
The installation works until the lilo part. It's rather tricky for me, as I've never had a RAID controller before.

I've following devices when doing fdisk -l

/dev/ataraid/disc0/disc (40.8GB)
/dev/ataraid/disc0/part1 (NTFS)

/dev/ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/disc (40.1GB)
/dev/ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 (NTFS)

/dev/ide/host2/bus0/target1/lun0/disc (20.4GB)

/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/disc (5.1GB)
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part1 (ext3)
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part2 (swap)
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part3 (reiserfs)

My problem is booting the system using lilo.
The standard lilo.conf I made results in lilo complaining about 2 devices using bios ID 0x80 and not boing installed in the MBR of that RAID 0 set

boot=/dev/ataraid/disc0/disc
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.p
prompt
timout=300
lba32
default=Linux

image=/boot/bzImage
label=Linux
read-only
root=/dev/hdc3

other=/dev/ataraid/d0p1
label=Windows

The other devices that are using bios ID have an numbers 0x1600 (hdc), 0x2100 (ataraid/disc) and 0x270, probably hde or hdf, members of the raid-0 set.

When I try to set disk=/dev/ataraid/disc0/disc bios=0x80 for example, It installs lilo, but at boot I get LI 40 40 40 40 40 ...
I'm then forced to run FIXMBR in the Windows Recovery Console to be able to boot again.

The bios' bootsequence is:
1. CDROM
2. SCSI
3. FLOPPY
4. None

When I built my computer, I connected the divices as following:
Motherboard
IDE1 - Master - Plextor 121032A CDRW
IDE1 - Slave - LiteON DVD-ROM
IDE2 - Master - Quantum Fireball EL (/hdc)

RAID Controller
IDE1 - Master - Maxtor 40GB
IDE2 - Slave - Maxtor 20GB (my other 40GB disk is broken, so this was the only replacement I had)

Is there someone with a similar configuration? If so, what does you lilo.conf look like?

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 10:22 PM   #2
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Don''t have much experience using lilo to boot a RAID0 volume so can't help you much there, but try GRUB, or just use nt os loader to boot linux.
 
Old 11-27-2003, 05:28 AM   #3
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Here's some additional information:
  • /proc/partitions
    Code:
    major minor  #blocks  name     rio rmerge rsect ruse wio wmerge wsect wuse running use aveq
    
     114     0   39882496 ataraid/disc0/disc 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
     114     1   39873298 ataraid/disc0/part1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      33     0   40146624 ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/disc 13 60 200 60 0 0 0 0 -2 1862400 39224952
      33    64   19941264 ide/host2/bus0/target1/lun0/disc 8 33 136 40 0 0 0 0 -1 1862330 41087342
      22     0    5009445 ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/disc 226 668 6374 13490 560 580 8988 320 -4 1861270 36250432
      22     1      40131 ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part1 10 3 26 200 12 10 44 0 0 200 200
      22     2     506047 ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      22     3    4458037 ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part3 209 645 6226 13240 548 570 8944 320 0 4750 13560
       3    64     508574 hdb 284 5020 21350 18880 0 0 0 0 22 1861990 40564850
  • #fdisk -l
    Code:
    Disk /dev/ataraid/disc0/disc: 40.8 GB, 40839675904 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4965 cylinders, total 79764992 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    
                      Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/ataraid/disc0/part1   *        63  79746659  39873298+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    
    Disk /dev/ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/disc: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders, total 80293248 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    
                                    Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part1   *        63  79746659  39873298+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    
    Disk /dev/ide/host2/bus0/target1/lun0/disc: 20.4 GB, 20419854336 bytes
    16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 39566 cylinders, total 39882528 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    
                                    Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
    
    Disk /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/disc: 5129 MB, 5129671680 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 623 cylinders, total 10018890 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    
                                    Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part1            63     80324     40131   83  Linux
    /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part2         80325   1092419    506047+  83  Linux
    /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part3       1092420  10008494   4458037+  83  Linux
  • /etc/lilo.conf
    Code:
    disk=/dev/ataraid/disc0/disc 	bios=0x7200
    disk=/dev/hdc 			bios=0x1600
    
    boot=/dev/ataraid/disc0/disc
    map=/boot/map
    install=/boot/boot.b
    prompt
    timeout=300
    lba32
    default=linux
    
    # Gentoo Linux 1.4 (2.4.22-ac1)
    image=/boot/kernel-2.4.22-ac1
    label=Linux
    read-only
    root=/dev/hdc3
    
    # Windows XP Professional (SP1)
    other=/dev/ataraid/disc0/part1
    label=windows

When running this config, lilo accepts it and installs it, however, at boot I get L 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40...

When I remove the first 2 line, it fails and says I need to specify disc=... bios=0x... because 2 discs are using bios ID 0x80 (0x7200 and 0x1600)

Any idea how to fix this issue?

Also, when I try booting with a lilo bootdisk I made, it fails too:
Error: wrong compression.

-- System halted.

All I did was dd if=/boot/kernel-2.4.22-ac1 of=/dev/fd0 as told in the install docs. The kernel is 1.42MB
 
Old 11-27-2003, 10:55 PM   #4
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try grub..you don't have to worry about device names and such with grub, you just need to know the ordering of your drives(be it a raid volume or not)
as for the bootdisk I think the kernel image itself isnt bootable anymore, you need to install some kind of boot loader(grub/lilo/syslinux etc) to the floppy disk.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 09:53 AM   #5
Pikachu
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It works
Read a few pages about that bios= stuff.

I Replaced:
Code:
disk=/dev/ataraid/disc0/disc 	bios=0x7200
disk=/dev/hdc 			bios=0x1600
by

Code:
disk=/dev/ataraid/disc0/disc 	bios=0x80
disk=/dev/hdc 			bios=0x81
 
Old 11-29-2003, 11:37 AM   #6
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Is not reading a great thing to know, glad to see you got it working. Go Gentroo
 
  


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