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Old 01-18-2004, 01:27 PM   #1
esj
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Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Cary, NC
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2 with Win 98
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Problems with Lilo with Mandrake install


Can anyone see anything wrong with my lilo.conf below?

hda is my 120gb maxtor drive with win98se installed
hdb is my 30 gb IBM drive with mandrake install that I haven't been able to access yet. both lilo and grub neither work. Ive checked the ibm drive using various programs (drive fitness from IBm and PowerMAx from maxtor) to check the ibm drive. Both say its fine. the error code from lilo (an "L" then half a screen of 01's) seems to indicate a geometery mismatch but I don't know what that is or how to fix it.

contents of lilo.conf

boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
default="linux"
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux"
root=/dev/hdb1
intrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hdb5 splash=silent"
vga=788
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="linux-nonfb"
root=/dev/hdb1
intrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hdb5"
read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="failsafe"
root=/dev/hdb1
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append=="devfs=nomount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=ht resume=/dev/hdb5 failsafe"
read-only
other=/devhda1
label="windows"
table=/dev/hda
other=/dev/fd0
label="floppy"
unsafe


I also tried making a manual bootdisk and various errors appeared during the chroot (mostly command not found I believe) ... The manual boot disk within the Mandrake installer did not work either when I tried it before.


I hope someone can help ...

Thanks
 
Old 01-18-2004, 01:53 PM   #2
Dave_Van
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Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Alexandria, VA
Distribution: Mandriva 2006- AMD 64bit
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Suggest looking in the Mandrake section; search under "Dual Boot" and "LILO". This works for me, with Linux on primary hde (a 160GB Maxtor) and W*ndows on slave hdf ( a 40 GB IBM); we differ in only 2 parts. Also suggest setting jumpers on your drives.

Code:
boot=/dev/hde1
map=/boot/map
default="linux"
keytable=/boot/us.klt
prompt
nowarn
timeout=100
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
disk=/dev/hde bios=0x80    # try this line 
image=/boot/vmlinuz
	label="linux"
	root=/dev/hde1
	initrd=/boot/initrd.img
	append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=ht splash=silent"
	vga=788
	read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
	label="linux-nonfb"
	root=/dev/hde1
	initrd=/boot/initrd.img
	append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=ht"
	read-only
image=/boot/vmlinuz
	label="failsafe"
	root=/dev/hde1
	initrd=/boot/initrd.img
	append="devfs=nomount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=ht failsafe"
	read-only
other=/dev/hdf1
	label="Winblows"
        table = /dev/hdf
        map-drive=0x80  # these lines trick the drive into beliving it primary
        to=0x81
        map-drive=0x81
        to=0x80
 
  


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