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Well I didn't read them all but the answer is really simple.
read the subject: Damn you lilo
windows just dont like seen any others system play in his MBR so most of time 90% of times) he will just stop working. No matter what you tried in lilo,if you see "LIL" when you boot, your MBR is prolly scrap.
Insert an old DOS boot disk and save important things on another disk... Sorry but it's the only thing I can tell you. Someone told me it's possible to fix a broken MBR with a Win98 boot but I never try it (and I forgot how anyway
Then reinstall windows/linux and do not install lilo in MBR except if you're masochist... It's annoying to boot from floppy/cd but it's safe
I have problems too to install, i saw some goo tips, and i don't know what happens with the disks provided by highpoint-tech, i downloaded the rh7.2 drivers and i can install the driver, but i cant boot from the boot disk provided by the driver.
i'll trie to do some things i saw here and i'll post a new reply for upgrade my status. Cheers!!!
im a real newbie too but i had the same problem. what i never did see among the other posts is that the drives referenced in the /dev/ are NOT /dev/hda, or /dev/hdaX at all.....
theyre like SCSI drives....or, /dev/sdaX. I have two drives on the controller (no array) and they are /dev/sdaX and /dev/sdbX, X obviously being partition number.
i know the original post was made a long time ago, but i figured id help anyways. i have the HPT370 controller, and i downloaded the 2.1 (or is it 2.3 now?) drivers from www.highpoint-tech.com, like many others have recommended doing. if you make the driver disk, when you install redhat (i use 7.0) it should ask you to put the driver disk in. do that and it should work just fine.
did you just put the computer together (or bought...im sorry if you did.) or just install linux? what kind of freeze is it? a complete lockup with no mouse or anything or is it just kind of like a crash? what mobo are you using?
well, its an ECS, and i personally dont care for ECS....built in everything right?
well i have an abit kt7-raid with the hpt370 controller, and when i first installed win2k or any other os as well as programs and crap, it would freeze. i couldnt figure out why...until after 8 months i got fed up with it freezing in everythying and said...im flashing the bios.
i flashed it with a new file and everythings peachy...you can try that....not sure if it will work, but you can try.
also, im sort of a redhat newbie, but i have a hunch its the motherboard of somesort....have you tried with another os? ...maybe with winblows....eek.