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Old 01-04-2002, 12:48 AM   #16
Half_Elf
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WOW so much post here.

Hehehe
Well I didn't read them all but the answer is really simple.

read the subject: Damn you lilo
hehehe

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
 
Old 01-04-2002, 12:56 AM   #17
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Hum Someone justtold me that you can fix the MBR in typing
fdisk MBR or fdisk /MBR...

But it will of course kill your lilo... I hope you have a floppy disk or you will need to reinstall linux...
 
Old 01-04-2002, 01:08 AM   #18
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I've never had a problem with installing lilo to the mbr...even when I used to dual boot.
 
Old 01-04-2002, 01:15 AM   #19
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Lilo "killed" my mbr EACH TIMES I tried to install it,except when I tried to install it on mandrake (sometimes my computer was restarting but mandrake = bad as my opinion) so I really hate lilo hehehe

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Old 01-27-2002, 05:19 PM   #20
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working with hpt370 raid controller

hi every body!!

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!!!

Jorge Rocha
 
Old 02-10-2002, 11:16 PM   #21
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Lightbulb /sda vs /hda

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.


Hope i could help.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 04:24 AM   #22
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I did it!!

I'm Using red-hat 7.2, i installed from scratch and i can't make it works. i'm booting from the ide raid controller and when it boots, it freezes..

some one has a solution???

thanx in advance.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 08:09 PM   #23
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Exclamation brand new or just install?

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?
 
Old 02-13-2002, 11:27 AM   #24
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my mother board

Hi!!

i bought 3 mother boards some time ago, with the hope to make them work on linux for my 2 offices, and 1 for my self. the mother board is ECS and the model is d6vaard.

The problem is: I can install the os Red hat 7.2 (can not use the image from the diskette, because send an error message, and i did the disk again using new diskettes, but the same happens)

i use the driver diskette and it works i make the complete installation and when it reboot it freezes at the start of lilo or grub.

thanks!!
 
Old 02-14-2002, 12:32 AM   #25
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hmm...bios or mobo?

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.

hope that helps.....
 
  


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