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