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Old 08-16-2003, 06:33 PM   #1
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Booting Win98 with Lilo from SCSI


As predicted in my other thread I'm back from trying to configure Lilo to boot Linux or Win98. First, here's my lilo.conf:

boot=/dev/sda
map=/boot/map
default="linux"
keytable=/boot/de-latin1.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
other=/dev/sdb1
label="Win98"
table=/dev/sdb
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/sda1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=off quiet"
vga=788
read-only

(...)

Linux is on my first SCSI harddisk, ID 0, sda1. Windows is on a bootable second SCSI disk, ID 2, sdb1 (the C: partition). Previously I physically connected one or the other disk to boot either OS, but now I want Lilo to make that unnecessary.

I added the 'other' and 'label' bits because of the Lilo description at www.control-escape.com. That description referred to IDE drives; when that alone did not work I tried to make sense of the Lilo HowTo this site linked to, which gave me the line 'table...' and obscure references to a line 'loader...' which I don't understand at all and cryptic device numbers like 0x80 which might have to be swapped but which I couldn't find out from my SCSI setup.

To cut a long story short, while both disks are perfectly bootable and Lilo will boot this (and other) Linux versions, trying to boot the Win98 system from the second disk seems to be impossible; after a message saying that Lilo was booting Win98 nothing happens.

I'm sure I'm missing something here but I am clueless. Any help is appreciated.

Robin
 
Old 08-16-2003, 06:43 PM   #2
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Windows Likes to be on the first device, regardless.

Try swapping them around physically as well, and installing LILO on the MBR of the other disk.

Apart from that I can't help I use grub

Last edited by leonscape; 08-16-2003 at 06:49 PM.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 06:45 PM   #3
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Your lilo.conf should look something like this:

boot=/dev/sda

# This line often fixes L40 errors on bootup
# disk=/dev/discs/disc0/disc bios=0x80

default=Windows
timeout=50
lba32
prompt

image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=Linux
root=/dev/sda1
read-only
append="hdd=ide-scsi"


other=/dev/sdb1
label=Windows
 
Old 08-17-2003, 09:28 AM   #4
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I got it! I added the following lines to the 'other' part referring to Windows:

map-drive=0x81
to=0x80
map-drive=0x80
to=0x81

... and now Win 98 boots with no problems at all.

Thanks anyway for the suggestions

Robin
 
  


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