Originally posted by darkangel29
I try that but it didn work. I think it just look in hda and I think i need the other=/dev/hdb or something similar in order for it to look in the hdb and not hda.
How can I do this? I don't received any error writing lilo.conf
sorry, i don't use initrd so i neglected to specify to also change that path. so mount the partition at /mnt/hdb2, and then use this in lilo.conf:
don't forget to run lilo after you make the changes, and watch for errors or omissions. it should look like this:
also notice i took all that "map drive" out, but you can just use comment marks if you want. if this method works, you won't need that.
the boot=/dev/hda in the beginning tells lilo to write to the MBR of hda, and with the partition mounted i think lilo should be able to read what it needs to so it can then boot /dev/hdb (i'm assuming you're doing all this from mandrake). i don't *think* you need to write to MBR of hdb, because that would require you to change your BIOS settings each time you booted so it would know to boot from master or slave drive. so that doesn't really make sense, although that actually would be one way to do it that would probably work. it's not the best way, though, so try this first. gl, i hope it works b/c i'm running out of ideas.