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here's my setup:
Abit AT7-MAX2 motherboard(built in RAID)
(2)80GB IDE drives in a RAID0 config(striped)for winXP(installed first)
(1)80GB IDE for Slackware 9.0
I have slack installed fine but can't get lilo to show during startup. I ran liloconfig and tried putting it to MBR and root but still won't show during startup.
I have my BIOS set to look at floppy first,then RAID array for booting.
Right now if I power up computer the XP starts automatically. If I put the Linux scsi-s boot disk in I boot into Linux. A weird thing happens in that if I change my BIOS to seek boot devices in this order:floppy,CDROM,RAID then the lilo screen comes up ,but no choice for XP?
I've been living with this setup for a few days, but I would really like to have lilo come up and let me choose which OS starts as starting Linux with the floppy is SLOW. If any other info is needed,ask me.
ps. I also tried setting BIOS to look in other hard drives to boot to with no luck
I looked through the links you gave and couldn't find an answer or possible solution there. Here is my fdisk -l
~# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 8374 67264123+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 9663 9729 538177+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3 * 8375 9662 10345860 83 Linux
/dev/hda5 9663 9729 538146 82 Linux swap
Partition table entries are not in disk order
I forgot to mention that /dev/hda1 is an NTFS partition I use for WinXP to store music.
Here is my /etc/lilo.config
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
vga = 791
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda3
label = Linux
# Linux bootable partition config ends
I also noticed that after my BIOS starts then my highpoint raid BIOS
starts and searches for devices before booting starts.
I also have a 100GB NTFS drive connected through my SATA connection(more music)
So at startup my BIOS sees the 'Linux'drive and my cdrom&dvdr,but not the other 3 drives. The Highpoint RAID BIOS then sees the 100GB drive and the RAID array.(I don't know if this info is helpful) Then the OS starts(windowsXP if the linux floppy is out)
Thanks Skyline...I noticed that too, but when running liloconfig(expert mode) I don't get the options to add anything except the 'linux'drive=/dev/hda3. So as of right now I don't know what to call the RAID array(/dev/hd??---or would it be considered a scsi device and would need to be a (/dev/sd?)
I do know I had to use the scsi-s kernel in order to install slackware...when I tried using bare.i kernel it hung when detecting drives.